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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/10/2020 - 1:25pm
Oh, the things we find. Now that I’ve fallen into the black hole of Newspapers.com, I find that I can’t just focus on Bull Run stuff. I recall reading once that Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit and Unbroken, reads ALL of the papers when she’s researching her subject – that is, she reads the whole […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/09/2020 - 10:45pm
THE FIRST SIGNAL MESSAGE. ————— It Was Sent at Bull Run by Gen. E. P. Alexander, C. S. A. ————— BY. BRIG. GEN. E. P. ALEXANDER, C. S. A. ————— In September, 1859, I was a Second Lieutenant of Engineers, U. S. Army, and was on duty with the Corps of Cadets at West Point […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/08/2020 - 9:45pm
The Pursuit at Manassas. We are permitted to publish the following letter from a member of the Albemarle Light Horse, (Capt. Eugene Davis,) which was engaged in the battle at Manassas Plains: Manassas Junction, July 24. Amid your rejoicings over the glorious victory of the 21st, I have thought it probable you would not object […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/08/2020 - 12:32pm
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/07/2020 - 7:50pm
LETTER FROM COLONEL CORCORAN. The Herald says: The following letter was sent to Capt. Jas. B. Kirker*, of this city, by Col. Corcoran, of the 69th Regiment, which is at present on the advance movement with the grand army of the Union: Headquarters Sixty-ninth Reg’t, Near Centreville, Va., July 18, 1861. Capt. James B. Kirker: […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/01/2020 - 2:36pm
Headquarters 2nd Reg. RIV Camp Clark, Co. E July 25, 1861 Dear Father, I received your letter last nite and dear to us in the Battle last Sunday and among them was our Col. Slocum who acted like a brave man in the fight and Major Ballou and others that seemed nearer to us because […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/01/2020 - 10:26am
2nd Rgt. Co. E, Camp Clarke [Undated] 1861 Dear mother, I am sorry to say that we can’t give eny acount of Esic nor Clark Rodman nor Lieut. Church. Don’e tell Allme as it will worry granmother. We are all well and that is all I can say. Ask father if he recieved them books […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/30/2020 - 10:00pm
Tuesday, July 16, 1861 After waiting long for the final order to march it finally cam at last at 1 ocl. P. M. when we started for Washington and thence across the Long Bridge, rightly named being about 1 mile long, and were soon on the “Sacred Soil” of Virginia. We marched 11 miles that […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/30/2020 - 12:54pm
Correspondence of the Citizen. ————— Camp Near Stone Bridge, Va., July 30, 1861. Dear Citizen: – The 17th and 18th Regiments now find themselves at this new encampment, after much marching and exposure to the weather, and are attached to a new brigade. This re-organization, so decidedly agreeable to us, has been brought about, we […]
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