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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/29/2022 - 1:15pm
Battle Ground near Manassas Junction July 24 1861 Dear Parents – On last Sunday I was in the midst of one of the hardest fought battles that has ever occurred in America – I am without a scratch or even a bullet hole in my clothes – Five of our men fell dead by my […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/29/2022 - 12:35pm
Near Manassas, July 25, 1861 I have written you three times since the late battle, my own dear Elodie, but it seems that for the first time today I am in a sufficiently quiet state of mind to commune with you. I feel like one who had accomplished a great work and was resting from […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/28/2022 - 7:08pm
Manassas, Virginia, July 24, 1861 We have in some measure recovered from the excitement following the battle, and I prepare to write you this morning, seated in a thicket, pencil in hand, some of the details of the late engagement – We, the 4th Ala., with the 2d Miss. and 6th N. C. Rg., under […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/28/2022 - 1:54pm
Manassas, July 21, 1861 We have had a terrible battle today, my dear Elodie, but have achieved a glorious victory. Our brigade was in the hottest of the engagement, and the 4th Ala. Reg. has been cut to pieces. I have had from twenty to thirty killed and wounded in the Cadets, but thanks to […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/26/2022 - 7:14am
Andrew Carnegie at FindAGrave Andrew Carnegie a Wikipedia
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/26/2022 - 7:09am
(7/22/1861) VICTORY! VICTORY!! VICTORY!!! The following special dispatch to the Post was received last night at 10 o’clock from A. Carnegie, Esq., at Alexandria. Victory has perched upon the banners of the Republic: Alexandria, Sunday night. The enemy are completely routed at Bull’s Run. The batteries are taken. The victory is overwhelming. The backbone of […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/25/2022 - 2:20pm
The Wounded Prisoners at Richmond. Mr. W. H. Merrill, one of the wounded prisoners at Richmond, writes as follows to the Rochester Express. His letter is dated August 20th: “I assure you that I am indeed grateful to God for the preservation of my life, and that I have fallen into the hands of those […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/25/2022 - 2:37pm
William H. Merrell at Ancestry William H. Merrell at Fold3 William H. Merrell at FindAGrave (Possibly)
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/24/2022 - 11:02am
John G. Reynolds at Ancestry.com John G. Reynolds at FindAGrave More on John G. Reynolds
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/24/2022 - 10:47am
THE UNITED STATES MARINES. The marine battalion under command of Major Reynolds have suffered far less than first reported. The following is official: their full strength, including officers and privates, was 353. Killed – Lieutenant Hitchcock; Privates Calagg, Harris, Hughes, Lane, Moore, Perkins, Riley, and Ward; Wounded and absent, Corporal Steiner; Privates Stuart, Bowers, Siemons, […]
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