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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 12/18/2016 - 8:00am
I know this is not a Civil War book, per se. But a good friend has invited me on a week-long July trip to Indian War sites including the Big Kahuna, Little Big Horn, and if my brother doesn’t wuss out, I think I’ll be going. Around the same time I go the invitation, I […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 12/17/2016 - 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: 12/16/2016 - 11:50am
Yesterday on the Bull Runnings Facebook page I shared this older post of an example of uniforms of units present at First Bull Run by artist Bartek Drejewicz. I had meant to share others of his (besides these), but one thing led to another…So, without further ado, see here the magnificent 11th Mississippi Infantry, two […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 12/16/2016 - 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: 12/15/2016 - 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: 12/14/2016 - 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: 12/12/2016 - 8:00am
ANOTHER ACCOUNT. ———- [Correspondence of the Journal] ———- Station near Alexandria, Va., Sunday, July 28, 1861. My Dear Selkreg – The calendar indicates that a week has passed since the great battle. Nothing else shows it, for in war the sun rises with no clearer or holier light on the Sabbath than on any other […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 12/09/2016 - 7:40pm
I know, it’s been eight months since Part 1 of this series. Life goes on. To recap, here’s how this works: as I read Edward Longacre’s study of the First Battle of Bull Run, The Early Morning of War, I put little Post-Its where I saw something with which I agreed or disagreed, or which […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 12/09/2016 - 8:00am
Letters from the Battle-Field. ———- [Correspondence of the Journal] ———- Headquarters 32d Regiment, Alexandria, Va., July 27, 1861. Friend Selkreg: – I cannot help, as one of the many military men engaged in the ill-fated conflict at Bull’s Run, to feel slandered by the public press as regards the operations of that day. It is […]
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