The Battle of Fredericksburg – Part Two

[W]e had the first battle of Fredericksburg – two days of hard fighting with heavy loss. ~ Conrad Smith1)Conrad Smith, My Early Life and the Civil War, 1920, page 26     We slept on our arms last night and daylight this morning found us in line. ~ Elisha Hunt Rhodes2)Bert Hunt Rhodes, All For …

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Battle of South Mountain

We laid in camp until September 13th1)probably September 11th because the battle was on September 14th., then we marched for three days and went into our first battle, South Mountain, near Sharpsburg, Maryland.  It was one of the hot battles of the war.  Our loss in the regiment was small, but there were over 14,000 …

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