Monthly Archives: March 2011

Wrecking a railroad

Saturday, Oct. 18, 1862, dawned clear and cold with a big frost. The 13th and the 18th had a busy day of hard work ahead of them on a stretch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad near Winchester. Quartermaster clerk … Continue reading

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Taking a brother home

Neville Edmonds, captain of the Winston Guards, was mortally wounded at the Battle of Sharpsburg. After much suffering, the 28-year-old lawyer whose family owned 50 slaves, died at Winchester on Oct. 10. Neville’s younger brother, Private James L. Edmonds of … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Clarke County Va Oct 5th 1862 Dear Mollie After hearing a good sermon from Dr West, our Chaplain, I concluded to spend a few moments in writing you; but have no news woth naming. The health of the soldiers is … Continue reading

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The Journey: On to Winchester

On Saturday, Sept. 27, 1862, the 13th marched 13 miles south along the Winchester Turnpike to within a mile of Bunker Hill where they camped. The next day, they moved again, marching 10 miles to camp within 7 miles east … Continue reading

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The Journey: Withdrawal

Friday, Sept. 19, 1862. From Private Mike Hubbert’s diary: “Rained last night very hard. Our Army all came across the River last night to the Virginia side, leaving many of our wounded in the hands of the Yankees. We camped … Continue reading

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Buried on the battlefield

In 1906 a book was published in Ohio listing the names and locations of Confederates who were so badly wounded in the Maryland campaign that they were left on the battlefield by their departing comrades. These men subsequently died in … Continue reading

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Barksdale’s Report on Sharpsburg

HDQRS. BARKSDALE’S BRIGADE, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Camp Lee, Va., October 12, 1862. Major JAMES M. GOGGIN, Assistant Adjutant-General, McLaws’ Division. MAJOR…We reached…the neighborhood of Sharpsburg, at about 9 o’clock on the morning of the 17th. The battle was then, … Continue reading

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Night on the battlefield, anxious morning

“We slept on the battle field last night,” Private Mike Hubbert of the Minutemen of Attala recorded in his diary Sept. 18, 1862. “It is very horrifying to hear the cries of the wounded who are all around us. The … Continue reading

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