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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/04/2020 - 10:28am
Manassas Battle. 5th Regiment – Brunswick Company. We have received from a correspondent an account of the late action near Manassas Junction, and as our 5th Regiment, in which is our Brunswick Company of Volunteers, were in the engagement, we give some particulars of the occurrences o the day, which may be interesting to our […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/03/2020 - 3:46pm
The Third Regiment, C. V. The following from the New York World, is deservedly complimentary of the gallant Third: Story of a Gallant Regiment. We are slowly arriving at the truth, as to the sequel of the battle, and the manner in which our rear guard, from the field to Centreville, performed its duty. It […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/02/2020 - 8:03pm
OUR CORRESPONDENCE. ————— From the Volunteers. ————— Centreville, Va., near Manassas Junction, July 19, 1861. “Forward to Richmond!” seems at last to be the motto of Gen. Scott, and the movement has commenced. I wrote you a few weeks ago that the only sight we should get of the enemy at Fairfax, would be their […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/01/2020 - 8:40pm
Author: (Mannie Gentile)
Posted: 05/31/2020 - 8:49pm
And here we are 777 posts later, and My Year of Living Rangerously has come to a close.  

Today I retire from the National Park Service.

So here's an interesting thing: This afternoon I was lounging around the house, just running-down the clock until my 5:00 pm retirement from the Park Service. On the Mall we've all been teleworking because of covid and I've been working from home for the past two and a half months.  Retiring in this vacuum was pretty...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/30/2020 - 8:07pm
Accounts from Manassas. Mrs. Hinsdale, whose husband is a member of the 2d Michigan Regiment, which is now on the Virginia side of the Potomac, has returned to Washington from Manassas Junction. Mrs. Hinsdale was at Centreville during the engagement on Sunday, and waited there for the return of the soldiers looking for her husband, […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/29/2020 - 7:35pm
War Correspondence ————— Letter from Duncan Brown, of Captain Wanzer’s Company – Description of the Battle – Col. Slocum Wounded – Corporal W. H. Merrill Twice Wounded and Removed to the Hospital – Death of John Clague and Wm. Hanlon – The Retreat and Arrival in Washington – Return of Missing Privates, &c. Camp Anderson, […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/28/2020 - 4:36pm
War Correspondence ————— [Our special dispatches of yesterday, 4 P. M., announced that Norman S. Barnes, of this city, Surgeon of the 27th regiment, was among the “wounded and missing.” At a later hour the following communication was received by Mrs. Barnes, from which we are permitted to make the following extracts. It will be […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/27/2020 - 9:36pm
The Death of Ferdinand Willson of Company G. The following is a copy of a letter received by Mr. John M. Willson, this morning. Washington, July 30, 1861. Mr. J. M. Willson – Dear Sir: – I saw yesterday, a letter from you to Warren C. Jones, making inquiries in regard to your brother Ferd’s […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/27/2020 - 12:28pm
War Correspondence. ————— Letter from Sherman Greig – Graphic Description of the Fight at Bull’s Run – How the “Milk-Sops” Behaved – The Pet Regiments of New York – The Rout and Arrival – The 13th “Turned Over” and the Federal Government – What is Thought of the “Impressment.” Fort Bennett, Va., July 26. Eds. […]
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