Category Archives: 1862: In Their Words

1862: “There Are About 450 Men With Our Regiment Now”

Near Snickers Gap, Va. Wednesday Nov 5th, 1862 Dear Sister I received your letter of Oct 26th last Saturday and now will try to answer it. I received a letter from Anne last Thursday. I will try to answer it … Continue reading

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1862: “The People Are All Very Kind”

November 2, 1862 I am in most magnificent health, growing fatter every day. I went today with the Gen. & rest to the Episcopal Church in Berryville. Mr. Luter preached a very good sermon and the girls all were dressed … Continue reading

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1862: “You Could Scarcely Believe The Number Of Wounded”

October 23, 1862  …You could scarcely believe the number of wounded that have passed through & remained in Winchester since the Sharpsburg battle. Many, Many sick are dying here, I fear to say how many were buried today. The ladies … Continue reading

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1862: “We Must Beat Him Somewhere”

Executive Mansion Washington, Oct. 13, 1862. Major General McClellan My dear Sir You remember my speaking to you of what I called your over-cautiousness. Are you not over-cautious when you assume that you can not do what the enemy is … Continue reading

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1862: “If We Could Only Be At Home Together Once More…”

Richmond. VA October 10th 1862 My dear Brothers. I need scarcely tell you with what ardent love and interest our hearts have followed you during all this long period when you have been so constantly exposed to such danger, hardships, … Continue reading

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1862: “Corinth, With Its Enormous Fortifications”

Saturday, Oct. 4th. An awful day. At 4 o’clock, before day, our Brigade was ordered to the left about one-fourth of a mile, and halted, throwing out lines of skirmishers, which kept up a constant fire. A Battery in front … Continue reading

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