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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/07/2018 - 8:00am
   
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/06/2018 - 11:33am
Letter From Old Virginia. ———————— The following letter is from a son of Dr. Wyans Bush, of Branchport, who belongs to the 12th N. Y. (Onondaga) Regiment of N. Y. Volunteers: Arlington Va., July 23d, 1861 Dear Father: — I received your good, though flattering letter the other day, while at Bull’s Run, after the […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/05/2018 - 12:25pm
Correspondence. ———————— We have been permitted to publish the following letter from a sergeant of Company K, to his friends. — The letter was not intended for publication, but it cannot fail to interest most of our readers. Camp Scott, Alexandria, July 23, 1861. Dear Friends in E’town: You will doubtless see, or have seen, […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/04/2018 - 3:59pm
Correspondence. ———————— Camp Scott, July 23d, 1860. Friend E: — I now have time to write to you. I hope you will excuse me for not writing to you before. I wrote to —- and had not more than finished my letter before we received orders to march. We went tp Fairfax Station, and there […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/03/2018 - 4:38pm
The Second Scott Life Guard. Their Conduct in the Fight – The Killed and Wounded – Major Potter Missing. Jacob Leonard, Assistant Quartermaster of the Thirty-eighth Regiment, N.Y.S.V., writes to Mr. Thomas Picton, Paymaster, among other things, as follows: Lieut. Col. Farnsworth had been confined to his tent for several days, and was taken to […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/02/2018 - 8:28pm
The Gallant 27th — Letters from our Volunteers. ———- Much praise is awarded the 27th Regiment of N. Y. State Volunteers for their heroic conduct on the field at Bull Run. While our citizens will feel a thrill of patriotic pride as they rehearse the noble deeds of all those fighting in their country’s cause, […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/01/2018 - 6:58pm
The Gallant 27th — Letters from our Volunteers. ———- Much praise is awarded the 27th Regiment of N. Y. State Volunteers for their heroic conduct on the field at Bull Run. While our citizens will feel a thrill of patriotic pride as they rehearse the noble deeds of all those fighting in their country’s cause, […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 12/10/2017 - 10:50am
On Dec. 2, I was in Gettysburg for a gathering of friends. Arriving on Saturday afternoon and the meeting not set to begin until 6 pm, I decided to “get my steps in” and did a little loop on Hancock Ave. from the Alexander Hays statue to the First Minnesota July 2 monument and back, […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 12/01/2017 - 4:53pm
The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America is Edward Ayers’s follow-up or companion to 2003’s In the Presence of Mine Enemies. Both works benefit from and are in part a product of Ayers’s groundbreaking Valley of the Shadow project (watch a video presentation of it here). The […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/30/2017 - 5:20pm
The Battles and Campaigns of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, 1861-1865 is John R. Scales’s study not of the man, the myth, or the legend, but rather of his wartime activities. (Is it possible to examine these events without discussing the morals and politics of the man? Ummm, yeah, it is — don’t be fatuous.) […]
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