Monthly Archives: August 2013

150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 13

We had a musket inspection, and the officers checked to see if we had water in our canteens and enough cartridges and caps. This time we didn’t stack arms and wait for 30 minutes. We marched out and down that … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 12

When Joe, Randy and I got to camp, we took off our sweat soaked frock coats and hung them on the tree branches to dry. Our shirts were as wet as if they had come out of a washing machine. … Continue reading

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NEW EVENT: Battle of Chickamauga Sept 20-22

The Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863,[1] marked the end of a Union offensive in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia called the Chickamauga Campaign. The battle was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theatre of the American Civil War and involved the second highest … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 11

150TH GETTYSBURG SOJOURN 11 We got under a tent and ate during a rain shower. It cooled off for a little while, but then the humidity returned with a vengeance. After the skies cleared, we went looking for a sarsaparilla … Continue reading

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