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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/10/2018 - 7:33pm
Military Correspondence. ———- [Letter from private Hersey, of Co. J*, to a friend, – interesting because the writer only tells what he saw.] Bush Hill, Alexandria, July 27th, ‘61. Dear Frank: Your letter came to hand day before yesterday at which time I was too much exhausted to reply. I will try now and give […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/09/2018 - 5:06pm
Military Correspondence. ———- [Extracts from a letter from Capt. S. M. Fuller] Bush Hill, Va., July 29th, 1861. Lieutenant Carter with some men have gone this afternoon to build a bridge, as we are to have artillery and cavalry attached to our brigade. It probably will be some time before we make another push for […]
Author: (Jim Rosebrock)
Posted: 01/08/2018 - 9:55pm
Colonel Harvey Brown Fifth ArtilleryOn May 4 1861 President Lincoln directed the first expansion of the Regular Army of the United States since 1855.  In that earlier year two infantry and two cavalry regiments were added under the auspices of Secretary of War Jefferson Davis.  Circumstances in 1861 were much different. ...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/08/2018 - 4:25pm
An Interesting Account Of The Great Battle. – Mr. D. Goundry, who was formerly employed by A. V. Masten, of this village, is not connected with a Minnesota regiment, and was in the thickest of the fight at Bull’s Run. We are permitted to extract the following statement from a letter written by him to […]
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, […]
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