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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/09/2020 - 9:27pm
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.The Charlotte Rifles. Charlotte C. H., Va., Aug.2d. With your permission, I avail myself of the opportunity to return my grateful and heartfelt thanks to the kind ladies of Orange and Culpeper Court-House, who met me with many other poor wounded soldiers on the cars, with blackberry wines, warm teas and […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/09/2020 - 12:57pm
Correspondence of the Richmond DispatchThe Newtown Artillery in the Battle of Manassas. Frederick Co., Va., July 30, 1861. Hearing so much said in praise of the Newtown Artillery, attached to the Fourth Brigade of General Johnston’s Army, by the infantry who witnessed their bravery, and the good service they rendered on the battlefield on the […]
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 09/06/2020 - 11:50am
The Grave of Joseph Gilmour
Major, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry
Presbyterian Cemetery, Pottsville

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It is easily one of my favorite places. . . 

A quiet, hillside cemetery in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.I have walked the uneven and ascending ground there among the silent, and in some places broken stones many a time. And to this day, whenever I make a visit to Schuylkill County to spend some...

Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/05/2020 - 9:07am
For the Enquirer Col T. T. Munford and his Cavalry. Messrs. Editors: In all the accounts I have seen of the deeds of heroism and daring displayed in the battle of the 21st, no mention has been made of the squadron of cavalry commanded by Lieut. Col. Thomas T. Munford. It is far from the […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/04/2020 - 8:30am
The Thirtieth Virginia Regiment – A correspondent of the Lynchburg Virginian thus narrates the exploits of this regiment in the battle of Manassas: Early in the morning of the 21st, and indeed during the previous night, the approach of the enemy was known in the Southern camp; but at what point on Bull Run creek […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/03/2020 - 12:03pm
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/03/2020 - 9:48am
Camp Rhett, (Near Manassa,)Aug. 15th, 1861. Mr. Editor: – I feel it my duty to notice, in this public way, a vile calumny against me, the report of which has been reaching me for the last three days, as talked of in Raleigh and various places in the State. It is to the effect that […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/02/2020 - 8:31am
Head Quarters Army of the Potomac, Manassa, July 31st, 1861. Dear Spirit: – Since we left Danville, we have gone through some degrees of a soldier’s life. We were hurried from D. to Richmond, remained there two days, and were then ordered to Winchester, but arrived at Manassa the evening before the battle at Bull Run […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/01/2020 - 12:52pm
A letter from Capt. Scott of Greensboro, to his brother, is published in the Patriot. At the close, after stating that his company joined in the pursuit at Manassas, he says, – “We had the pleasure of running the yankees, and of hallooing and shouting at them, cheering them on their way. We also overtook […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/31/2020 - 1:29pm
LETTERS FROM OUR VOLUNTEERS. ————— Manassas Gap, Va., July 23, 1861. On last Thursday we met the enemy at a place called “Bull’s Run,” about four miles from Manassas, and repulsed them three times with a loss to ourselves of only six killed and nine wounded, while the enemy confess to a loss of about […]
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