Virtual Antietam Planet

Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/25/2022 - 3:47pm
Was organized at Marion, South Carolina, during the spring of 1861. Many of the men were from Darlington and Marion counties. The unit moved to Florence, then during the end of May was ordered to Virginia. It fought at First Manassas under General Bonham before being assigned to General Kershaw’s, Kennedy’s, and Conner’s Brigade. The […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/23/2022 - 10:12am
Organized at Columbus, South Carolina, in April, 1861, contained men recruited in the ounties of Laurens, Colleton, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Newberry. Ordered to Virginia, it saw action at Fist Manassas in Bonham’s Brigade. Later the 3rd was placed in General Kershaw’s, Kennedy’s, and Conner’s Brigade. It participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/22/2022 - 8:32pm
Was a twelve month company command organized in Danville, Virginia, in June, 1861. Men of this unit were recruited in Davidson, Surry, Forsyth, Stokes, Rockingham, and Guilford counties. It was assigned to General Trimble’s, Hoke’s, Godwin’s, and W. G. Lewis’ Brigade. After taking part in the Battle of Manassas and Jackson’s Valley operations, the 21st […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/20/2022 - 4:33pm
Was organized at Lynchburg, Virginia, in May, 1861, and accepted into Confederate service in July. Its members were raised in the counties of Campbell, Botetourt, Montgomery, Fauquier, Culpeper, and Rockbridge. The unit fought at First Manassas under General Longstreet and at Dranseville under J. E. B. Stuart. Laer it was assigned to General A. P. […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/20/2022 - 10:54am
New from Savas Beatie is M. Chris Bryan’s Cedar Mountain to Antietam: A Civil War Campaign History of the Union XII Corps, July-September 1862. From the jacket: Bryan’s extensive archival research, newspapers, and other important resources, together with detailed maps and images, offers a compelling story of a little-studied yet consequential command that fills a […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/19/2022 - 9:27pm
An Incident of the Bull’s Run Fight. – The Lynchburg Republican narrates the following: “During the height of the battle, many of our troops, in their anxiety to get a sure pop at the enemy, left the ranks for that purpose, and advanced some distance in front. One of these, James Wooldridge, of Capt. Blankinship’s […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/14/2022 - 9:19pm
Hair-Breadth Escape. – Sergeant Nelson Cole, of company C, second Vermont regiment, from Brattleboro, gives a very interesting account of his experience in the vicissitudes of war. A companion had been shot in the ankle, shattering the bone, and Sergeant Col was assisting him to the hospital when the retreat took place. Finding the enemy […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/13/2022 - 9:50pm
A Clergyman at the Battle of Manassas – He meets with “Hon.” Mr. Ely. – Rev. Joseph Cross, Chaplain of Col. Bate’s Tennessee Regiment, writes to the Christian Advocate some interesting letters from the “seat of war.” We extract the following from his last: Merciful God, what a sight for Christian eyes! Wagons and ambulances […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/12/2022 - 11:39am
REMINISCENCESOF THE LATE GEN. BARNARD E. BEE. ———- On the fifteenth day of July the hills and valleys around Winchester, Va., were white with the tents of Gen. Johnston’s army, which consisted of the commands of Brigadier Generals Barnard E. Bee and E. Kirby Smith, and of Colonels Elzy, Bartow and Jackson, acting Brigadier Generals, […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/11/2022 - 1:53pm
Obituary. ———- Lieut. Col. Benj. J. Johnson Lieut. Col. Benjamin J. Johnson, the second in command of the Hampton Legion, is a native of the town of Beaufort, S. C., and was about forty-five years of age at the period of his death. His brothers reside in this State – two of whom are clergymen […]
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