Mr. John S. Lane and son, Harry C., of Meriden, Connecticut, who stopped at the Wyand House one night this week, were looking over the battlefield the past few days, viewing the field of carnage where Mr. Lane, Sr., helped to defend the Stars and Stripes thirty-two years ago. The State of Connecticut appropriated $1000 for each regiment of that State to bu used in erecting battlefield monuments where they did their hardest fighting. Mr. Lane who is a member of the 8th Conn., bought of Mr. Uriah Gross, near Sharpsburg, a plot of ground 20 feet square for which he paid Mr. Gross $100. A monument will be erected on the spot at once and will be unveiled in October.
Virtual Antietam Planet
For more on the monument, see here. For a photo of one of the “decorative,” disarmed shells, see here, at the bottom of the page.
Army Correspondence Extracts from a letter by Lieutenant Fuller, to his parents, giving an account of his experience at the battle of Bull’s Run, on the 21st instant. Arlington, Va., July 26, 1861 My Dear Parents – You have, undoubtedly been expecting to hear from me before this, but I have been to unwell to […]
Letter from the 2d Regiment ———- The Late Battle. ———- [A friend allows us to pint the following private letter, which was written by one who was in the battle at Manassas. Although have already given a good deal of space to this battle, this letter from one who participated will be read with interest […]
While reading John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General, I realized something about myself: the more ubiquitous the application of hyperbole to an individual or event, the more willing I am to consider challenges to the established line on them. Does that make me an iconoclast? To some extent, maybe, […]
150 years ago today, the people of Pottsville and of the nearby towns, townships, and coal patches turned out by the thousands to welcome home the re-enlisted veterans of the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry. After more than two years of war, these soldiers were back home, looking forward to the next thirty days in their homes, with the families and their friends, sleeping in warm beds and enjoying good, hearty meals. . .Tears were shed, warm embraces were given, and enthusiastic cheers rent the air...