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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/17/2020 - 11:00am
My last post  was an article in the August 8, 1861 Richmond Dispatch on the suicide of Lt. C. E. Earle, of Co. B, 4th South Carolina Infantry. I like to leave the items in the Resources section of this site generally free of opinion and analysis, other than providing links to where the reader […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/15/2020 - 8:41pm
LOCAL MATTERS. Suicide. – Lieut. C. E. Earle, of the Palmetto Guard, of Col. Sloan’s 4th Regiment of South Carolina volunteers, killed himself instantly yesterday evening, about 4 o’clock, by jumping from the eastern 6th-story window of the Ballard House, fronting on Franklin Street. Lieut. Earl fell a distance of about 0ne hundred and ten […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/14/2020 - 9:00pm
RICHARDSON VS. MILES. Col. Richardson, of the Federal Army, in his report of the late battles, reiterates the charge of drunkenness against Col. Dixson S. Miles, of the same army. The latter replies as follows, through the Washington Star: Will you please give place in your columns to a short replay from an old soldier […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/14/2020 - 4:39pm
From the Richmond Dispatch. Holmes’ Brigade. Richmond, Va., Aug. 9, 1861. To the Editors of the Dispatch: – In all the accounts of the battle at Bull Run, I see in no place where Holmes’ Brigade is mentioned, and it is to do that gallant band justice that I now trouble you. – Holmes’ Brigade […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/13/2020 - 3:36pm
Incidents. Mr. Jennings, a member of the Butler Guards, arrived here yesterday on his way home for a brief visit. Being an eye-witness and an active participator in the battle of Stone Bridge, he relates some interesting incidents, one or two of which we note. When Kershaw’s regiment was advancing on the retreat of the […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/12/2020 - 1:35pm
The Capture of Sherman’s Battery. From Lieut. Warren Wilkes, of the 4th Regiment of South Carolina volunteers, who arrived here yesterday in charge of the remains of his brother, Adjutant S. M. Wilkes, killed at Manassas, we obtain the following particulars of the capture of this celebrated battery. The battery was masked in a pine […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/12/2020 - 8:38am
The Howitzer Battalion. 1st Co. Howitzers.Centreville, August 6th, 1861. To the Editors of the Dispatch: Allow me to correct, through the medium of your paper, a wrong impression which may have gained credence form the communication signed “Chew,” of the Thomas Artillery. The article I refer to is this: “That the Richmond Howitzers did not […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/11/2020 - 10:33pm
From Camp Gregg.[Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Advance Forces, Army of the Potomac,Camp Gregg, July 31, 1861 Perhaps a letter from this quarter would not be altogether uninteresting to your readers. The Brigade of Gen. Bonham, including Capt. Kemper’s battery, are stationed at this point. We arrived here on Wednesday morning after the engagement of […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/10/2020 - 10:16pm
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Fourth South Carolina Regiment. Camp Pettus, 7 miles North ofManassas, Aug. 5, 1861. In reading the letters of your numerous correspondents with regard to the late battle at Stone Bridge, I see that nearly all allude to particular regiments, and the prominent parts enacted by each of them in achieving that […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/10/2020 - 9:32am
The following private letter from a private in one of the Mississippi Regiments, was handed us for publication. Many of our readers are doubtless quite familiar with the author, as he was once a cititzen of this place. As it may afford some information to our readers, we give it publicity: Camp near Fairfax, Va.July […]
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