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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/16/2016 - 3:29pm
The Scott Guards (Company A, Second Regiment) In The First Battle At Bull Run. Extract from a Private Letter. Bull Run, July 20. You see now that I am on the battle field. We left Camp Winfield Scott last Tuesday at 3 o’clock P.M., and arrived at Vienna at 9 P.M. We remained there over […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/15/2016 - 8:20am
Life and Deeds of Dr. John McGregor
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/14/2016 - 9:03pm
Camp of the Second Regiment. Washington, July 25th, 1861. Editor Transcript: – Long before this letter reaches you, you will have learned that your assistant editor, J. F. Wilkinson, was wounded in the battle at Bull Run, on Sunday last. I was close by him when he fell, yet I can give you only the […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/11/2016 - 4:22pm
From the First Regiment, C. V. Centreville, Saturday, July 20th. We came up to the enemy at Boonsville, and they retired, leaving in a hurry. Our regiment was skirmishing in advance of the column, after which we were placed in the reserve, falling back and letting the next brigade take the lead. At about half-past […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/10/2016 - 5:13pm
War News. —————— From the manuscript of our valuable and attentive correspondent, we should judge it was written while capturing one of the batteries at the battle of Bull’s Run. We hope he survives, and will continue to dot the incidents of the war. Near Centreville, Va., July 18th, 1861. We left “Camp Tyler” at […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/08/2016 - 8:43am
Private Edward R. Simms was born March 14, 1837, in Sumter County, SC. On April 8, 1861, he enlisted, (Sumter Volunteers) which later became Company D, 2nd South Carolina Infantry. He was with that company during the firing on Fort Sumter, April 12- 14, 1861, stationed on Morris Island. Pvt. Simms transferred to Company K, […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/07/2016 - 9:00am
Virginia Correspondence. The Retreat from Fairfax C. H?. – The Battle of the 18th – The Great Battle – The Killed and Wounded – The Captured Arms and Munitions – Our Wounded.i Virginia University, July 24. Mr. Editor: On Wednesday last the Federal forces made their appearance in sight of Fairfax Village, upon which information […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/03/2016 - 8:00am
WordPress informed me yesterday that it was the tenth anniversary of my first ever blog post here at Bull Runnings. That’s a long time, which has seen a lot of changes in my life, but thankfully not too many changes to this blog. For the first year or so, I employed a theme that was […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/02/2016 - 1:15pm
I’ve written before of the mis-identification of Sherman’s Battery in accounts of the battle, be it of the Sherman to whom the moniker pertains, or to the location of said battery during the battle. Like the Black Horse Cavalry, in the eyes of many participants every battery they saw on the field was the famous, […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/02/2016 - 8:00am
The Continental Guards at Bull Run and Stone Bridge. ———- The town having waited with much impatience for news of Capt. George Clark and his gallant Continentals, it affords us much pleasure to lay before our readers the following letter, descriptive of what the Continentals saw and did during the ever memorable battles of the […]
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