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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/21/2023 - 2:20pm
Camp WilsonShooters Hill, VAJuly 27, 1861 My Dear Wife: I commence this letter today but it is uncertain if I shall be able to finish it as the long delayed time has come, and our Regiment is being paid off today, and it involves some additional duties upon me as Capt Wright[1] is unwell and […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/09/2023 - 12:03pm
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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/09/2023 - 11:54am
We commenced drilling and instructing the regiment in all that was necessary to make them soldiers. Mr. Lincoln, the President, came out to our camp to witness a parade of the regiment. Soon after we had been settled in this camp, I went to New York to close up some of our Regimental business, and […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/06/2023 - 11:38am
Yankee Morals. Maj. W. L. Hubbard, Adjutant of the Seventh Regiment of Georgia Volunteers, has favored us with the following. It speaks for itself: W. L. Hubbard, Esq., Adjutant 7th Georgia Regiment: Dear Sir: Below I hand you copy of letter from Rev. Robt. Lowry, of Brooklyn, New York, to Rev. G. W. Dodge, Chaplain […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/05/2023 - 9:22am
Among the reports got up to inflame the Irish population and encourage enlistment, was on that Col. Corcoran, of the 69th, had been found lying wounded in a house, to which the rebels at once set fire, and burned up the gallant colonel. Another was that the body of acting Lieut-Col. Haggerty, who was killed […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/02/2023 - 2:50pm
[Excerpt] For the Mississippian. Letter from Virginia. ———- In Camp near Leesburg, Va,.September 12th, 1861. Ed. Mississippian: – […] It was with some degree of mortification that I heard the slanderous reports current in Mississippi relative to the actions of the 17th and 18th Mississippi Regiments and particularly the 17th. I was hurt to hear […]
Author: (Mannie Gentile)
Posted: 03/02/2023 - 11:41am

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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/01/2023 - 3:11pm
The Flag of the Second Maine Regiment*, captured on the Plains of Manassas at the great battle by the Palmetto Guard*, which was exhibited for some days at the Mercury office, and which has been in the possession of Capt. P. B. Lalane for some weeks past, has been demanded from Col. Kershaw by Gen. […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/28/2023 - 2:25pm
Correspondence of the Times. 8th Regiment,Arlington Heights, Va., July 25th. Receiving orders on Saturday, July 20th, to prepare for marching on the following morning, we filled our haversacks with biscuit and pork, for three days rations, and got everything in readiness to move forward at two o’clock A. M. As the day wore away, I […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/27/2023 - 10:44am
Washington, July 27th, 1861. Mr. Editor, – I have been unwell but am better now, able to drop you a line at all events. I was somewhat surprised at the list of killed published in the Republican of Binghamton. There are seven known to be killed in our company alone, (Capt. Rodgers*,) and some companies […]
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