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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/29/2020 - 8:34pm
From the Manchester Journal A CHARACTERISTIC LETTER. From an Irishman in the Castelton Company of the 2d Vt. Regiment: Bush Hill, Fairfax Co. July 26, 1861. Dear Friend Patrick, – I received your letter last night with the greatest pleasure. It is the first word I have heard from any of my old friends since […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/29/2020 - 9:12am
INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF THE SECOND REGIMENT IN THE BULL RUN BATTLE By a Member of the Turnbridge Company. Bush Hill, Va., Aug. 5, 1861. I will endeavor to give you a true and faithful description of our march from Washington to this place after the battle at Bull Run. We left our encampment at Capitol […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/27/2020 - 11:02pm
Letter from Washington – The Great Battle Near Manassas. Camp Powell (2d Reg’t N. Y. S. M.) Washington, July 29, 1861. Friend Irish: – You have probably heard or read so many statements in regard to the great battle at Bull (or Bloody) Run, that perhaps it is rather late for me to five my […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/27/2020 - 10:38am
Letter from Sergeant Ward. Providence, July 27, 1861. Mr. Webster – I am requested to send you a piece of the secession flag which was captured by our troops at Fairfax Court House. Also, the following extracts from a letter received last evening. C. A. W. Camp Clarke, Washington, July 24, 1861. I write to […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/26/2020 - 9:12am
Washington Navy Yard, July 22, 1861. Dear Father: – I telegraphed you yesterday that I was back safe and would write shortly. We had a pretty hard fight – carried most of their fortifications – when they were reinforced by twenty thousand of Johnson’s command, (which Gen. Patterson should have intercepted), and were compelled to retire […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/25/2020 - 4:33pm
The Last Letter of Samuel Bond ————— The following is the last letter written by young Bond, who was killed at the battle of Bull’s Run. It will be read with interest: Dear Sir: – Your kind letter came duly to hand. As to my desiring another specimen, if it is not repeated I shall […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/25/2020 - 2:39pm
Camp Correspondence. ————— Washington, D. C., July 23. Dear General: – We have arrived in Washington very much fatigued. We left our encampment at two o’clock on the morning of the 21st, and arrived at Bull’s Run about half past ten o’clock, A. M. – Then the enemy commenced an attack on our division. Our […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/24/2020 - 8:24pm
Washington City, July 24th, 1861. Letter From One of the Massachusetts Fifth. Dear Brother; The great battle has been fought, and our forces have retreated, but are not conquered. On the evening of the 20th we received three days rations, and at 2 A. M. were called into line, but his was half-past 5 before we […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/24/2020 - 10:38am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/24/2020 - 9:20am
Another Letter from the 27th. ————— The following letter descriptive of the Battle of Bull Run and incidents pertaining thereto is from a member of the Lima company, in the 27th regiment. We have already published a number of letters from members of that regiment who took an active part in the bloody work, but […]
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