Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Battle of Chickamauga

Humphreys’ Mississippi Brigade, including the 13th regiment, joined General Kershaw’s South Carolinians on the evening of Sept. 19 in a fast march west from the Ringgold railhead. They arrived at Alexander’s Bridge on West Chickamauga Creek, on the southeastern corner … Continue reading

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Poore Boys In Gray

Ralph Poore, a onetime Utah newspaperman, is the latest descendent of a 13th Regiment soldier to write a book about his ancestor—two of them, actually, his great uncles the privates Francis Marion Poore and John F. Poore of the Newton … Continue reading

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The Journey: Destination Ringgold, Georgia

Spartan Band diarist William H. Hill recorded that the 13th Regiment and the rest of Humphreys’ Brigade left Columbia, South Carolina at 8 a.m. on Sept. 15, 1863. They traveled 130 miles, crossing the Savannah River and arrived at Augusta, … Continue reading

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The Journey: On to Columbia, South Carolina

Humphreys’ Brigade had left Charlotte, North Carolina at 10 a.m., on Sept. 14, 1863, two hours after their arrival. They were bound for Columbia, South Carolina, on the South Carolina Rail Road. Along the way on their trip of 110 … Continue reading

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The Journey: Onward to South Carolina

General Lee had dispatched Humphreys’ Brigade as part of two divisions of the First Corps to the Western Theater of war after Longstreet’s assertion that “the best opportunity for great results is in Tennessee…I think we could accomplish more than … Continue reading

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A train collision on the way to Richmond

Humphreys’ Brigade broke camp at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1863, and marched eight miles to Hanover Junction. They camped there while Hood’s Division boarded the railroad cars and left for Richmond—enroute to Chattanooga, TN. “The waggons and teams … Continue reading

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