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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/19/2019 - 8:00am
WAR CORRESPONDENCE. ———- After the Battle – Letter from Wilbur D. Cook, of Capt. Schoeffel’s Company. Mr. Cook, who was left in charge of the camp and the sick, writes his parents as follows. Camp Union, Va., Monday, July 22 – 10 A.M. I suppose you are aware that our troops have been beaten, and […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/18/2019 - 8:00am
WAR CORRESPONDENCE. ———- The March from Camp Union, and the Battle of Thursday Camp near Centreville, July 20, 1861. I wrote in my last that we left Camp Union on the 16th. The columns started at 2 P.M., during the greatest heat, and marched through a dense forest, that was interrupted only by a few […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/13/2019 - 9:42pm
WAR CORRESPONDENCE. ———- Important Letters from Capt. Adolph Nolte – A Graphic and Concise Description of the Great Battle – The Irrepressible Thirteenth in Action – Their Achievements – No Reinforcements – The Retreat, Etc. ———- [Translated for the Evening Express, from the Rochester Observer] Camp Union, July 1861. As you perceive from this letter, […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/04/2019 - 9:52pm
Extract from a Private Letter. Camp Union, Va. July 18. Dear Mother: The whole regiment left day before yesterday, with the exception of the sick and one able-bodied man from each company. I was detailed from our company to stay. I do the cooking for five sick men and do guard duty at night. The […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/03/2019 - 8:27pm
Company C*, 14th Regiment, Camp Porter, July 23, 1861. Friend Joe – I hasten to inform you that our boys are all well, not one of us shot, but some very narrow escapes, such as balls passing through our caps, coats, &c. I will now try and give you a description of the march and […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/02/2019 - 10:46pm
Headquarters, 14th Regt., N. Y. S. M., Camp Porter, Co. H, Washington, July 23, 1861. Dear Father, Mother, and Sister: – I now take this opportunity to let you know the hardships I have gone through since writing my last letter. On last Tuesday, the 16th, we left our encampment, and marched to Fairfax, and […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/01/2019 - 8:42pm
14th Regiment of Brooklyn. The following extract of a letter from one of this regiment will be interesting to his and its friends in this city: Arlington Heights, Wed. July 24, ’61. We marched Sunday morning from our camp beyond Fairfax Court House in Brigade about 4 o’clock, arrived at Sutter’s Creek about 12, having […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/20/2019 - 7:51pm
Biographical sketch of Charles H. Hayes Charles H. Hayes at Ancestry.com Charles H. Henry at Fold3 Charles H. Hayes at FindAGrave
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/19/2019 - 9:00pm
Camp Porter, Arlington, Va., July 23, 1861. Dear Father: – I sit down to write you a few lines, to inform you of the condition of ourselves and our regiment. We have had a fearful battle. We started from our encampment on Saturday about 5 o’clock, to place a picket guard out all around the […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/13/2019 - 9:03am
Letter from a Volunteer. ———- [The following private letter from a volunteer from Salina who acted as one of the skirmishers at the engagement at Bull’s Run has been kindly furnished by his friends for publication. It does not contain any later news than has already been published but it corroborates the statements of other […]
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