Monthly Archives: November 2012

CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 13

CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 13 After the Sharpsburg fight it took me a while before I wanted to really do anything. The fight had just gone out of me. Getting new pards helped a lot, since they were from the … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 12

CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 12 We weren’t in any type of order and were just a gang of men running for their lives. When the Yanks fired a volley at us, I saw my old pard, Joe Norris, who was … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 11

CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 11 We had been on the move for days. Some of our old Brigade had to climb a mountain and get about four cannons pulled up there to shoot at the Yankees in Harpers Ferry. Once … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 10

CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 10 Wes, Nancy’s brother, was kilt at Sharpsburg. All of us in the 3rd had been through so much and to lose anybody after being in the regiment was hard to endure. All our friends and … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 9

CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 9 We drill for about another two hours until the First Sergeant is hoarse from yelling commands and cussing the recruits for their clumsiness. Leaving the area we drilled in and moving back to our camp, … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 8

CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 8 Anyway we finally get issued some fat back and flour. Bill Jester carries the skillet for our mess this week so he starts to cook the fat back to get the grease to make the … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 7

CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 7 After drill and once back at camp we find all our tents had been moved to our campsite and we are required to set up our tents before we can get an issue of food. … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 6

CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 6 Anyway we fall in for drill. Our company is down to about 30 men from the original amount of about 50. We line up in two ranks. The tall men are toward the front of … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 5

CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 5 The drums beat for roll call and all the ones that were sort of warm in the blankets start rolling out, putting on their brogans and standing in the ranks shivering, coughing and cussing. We … Continue reading

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