Virtual Antietam Planet

Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/13/2020 - 6:56pm
For the Hillsborough Recorder. Melville, Aug. 1st. Mr. Hearte – Dear Sir: – I had intended writing you a lengthy account of the fight at Manassas, but was prevented by sickness from so doing. Two days previous to the fight I was sent off by Col. Fisher as Quarter-master, and for that reason did not […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/13/2020 - 8:47am
Sixth Regiment N. C. State Troops. – For the gratification of those who have friends in Capt. Freeland’s Company, we are permitted to publish and extract of his letter to his wife. Manassas Junction, July 23d, 1861. My Dear Julia: – I am yet alive and well, and so only through the great mercies of […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/12/2020 - 10:31am
Camp Bee, 4 Miles N. E. Manassas Junction, Va., July 28, 1861 Gentlemen: – I know you would like to hear from us, and as I have a leisure moment now, and a chance to send a letter, (for we have no mails,) I drop you this scroll. We of the Sixth N. C. State […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/11/2020 - 8:14pm
Manassas Junction, Va. July 21, 1861. To the Editor of the Standard; – In my last I told you it was probable that we would march on Martinsburg. We were ordered to fill up our canteens and haversacks, which we did. We started about four o’clock, leaving our baggage. Anxiously we gazed at the blue mountains […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/11/2020 - 10:26am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/11/2020 - 8:07am
Correspondence of the Raleigh Standard. ————— Camp Bee, Near Manassa Junction, Va July 28, 1861. Mr. Editor: – After incredible toil and hardships, and sleeping on the ground for a week, we have at last received our tents and baggage, and are now snugly quartered. There is no news of much importance; we are simply […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/09/2020 - 4:11pm
The following feeling and well deserved tributes to the memory of Jaob Horace Seely, a brave and noble soldier, written by W. S. H. Baylor, Major of the 5th Virginia Regiment, and James H. Waters, Captain of the West Augusta Guards, will cause a thrill of sorrow to fill the hearts of all who knew […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/09/2020 - 9:56am
The following feeling and well deserved tributes to the memory of Jaob Horace Seely, a brave and noble soldier, written by W. S. H. Baylor, Major of the 5th Virginia Regiment, and James H. Waters, Captain of the West Augusta Guards, will cause a thrill of sorrow to fill the hearts of all who knew […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/07/2020 - 5:43pm
Death of Col.* William H. Hardy. Our entire community was painfully excited on Saturday last, at the announcement of the death of the gallant and most estimable young man whose name stands at the head of this article. He was the son of our esteemed townsman, Dr. J. F. E. Gardy, and was acting as […]
Subscribe to Virtual Antietam Planet