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Author: noreply@blogger.com (Jim Rosebrock)
Posted: 01/29/2017 - 4:59pm
It turns out that artillery companies leave a lot of stuff on the battlefield after an engagement.[i]  For most units, commanders report soldiers killed and wounded.  In artillery companies they also report their losses of horses.  This is logical as artillery horses are the prime movers for an artillery battery.  But the artillery even goes beyond that.  We get a...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/28/2017 - 2:29pm
The Maine Regiments in the Battle. In the absence of a letter from our correspondent of the Third Regiment this week, we copy the material portion of a letter from a correspondent of the Boston Journal, written by a member of Colonel Howard’s staff, giving interesting details of the part taken by the Maine regiments in […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/25/2017 - 3:32pm
  The following article, edited, appeared as the final installment of my Collateral Damage/In Harm’s Way column in Civil War Times, back in 2011. I post it upon receiving news of the passing today of the actress Mary Tyler Moore: Despite his advanced years, the news still came as a shock to the people of […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/24/2017 - 3:49pm
OUR CORRESPONDENCE. ———- From the Volunteers. ———- Camp Keyes, Washington, D. C., July 27, 1861. When I wrote you last, we were in the full tide of victory. The ebb was more sudden and overwhelming than the flow, and we have been thrown back in two short days to a point from which it will […]
Author: noreply@blogger.com (Jim Rosebrock)
Posted: 12/27/2016 - 10:37pm
John CalefWe remember John Calef as the young commander of Light Company A, 2nd U.S. Artillery[i] who was attached to General John Buford’s cavalry division on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg.  Calef’s guns were the...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 12/21/2016 - 8:00am
From the Second Vermont Regiment. The following is an extract from a letter written by member of the Waterbury Company, to his parents in Barre. It gives some interesting details of the engagement at Bull run, about which all are so anxious to learn: Bush Hill, near Alexandria, Sunday, July 28, 1861. Dear Parents: – […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 12/20/2016 - 8:00am
Letters of Volunteers. ———- [We take pleasure in giving herewith, letters and extracts from letters of our brave Volunteers, who were in the battle at Bull Run. One of these letters is from Minnesota Volunteer, to his brother in Smithville; the rest are all from men from this town and Coventry, all of whom are […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 12/19/2016 - 8:00am
Letters of Volunteers. ———- [We take pleasure in giving herewith, letters and extracts from letters of our brave Volunteers, who were in the battle at Bull Run. One of these letters is from Minnesota Volunteer, to his brother in Smithville; the rest are all from men from this town and Coventry, all of whom are […]
Author: noreply@blogger.com (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 12/18/2016 - 8:46am
The Likely Image of Henry Jenkins
Company F, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry
(Courtesy of Mr. Richard Jenkins) 
2016 has been quite the remarkable year for me in discovering new accounts and seeing new faces from the 48th Pennsylvania. It began back in January, when I had...
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