Monthly Archives: May 2012

Just 208 men left in the 13th Regiment

Captain Hugh D. Cameron, originally of the Alamutcha Infantry, was temporarily commanding the regiment on March 8, 1864. Cameron was a 17-year-old unmarried student when he enlisted in March, 1861. Cameron was substituting for Major George LaValle Donald, who had … Continue reading

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Deserter: Brigade down to 800 men

With the end of our last known diary by a 13th Regiment soldier [i.e. the Spartan Band’s William H. Hill] or, for that matter, any Humphreys’ Brigade soldier, we’re left to use the words of those outside either unit in … Continue reading

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Their feet bleeding at every step

On New Year’s Eve, a Thursday, it was sleeting while Spartan Band diarist William H. Hill wrote the last entry in what is apparently his last extant diary. “It turned very cold suddenly and sleeted for several hours. Our men … Continue reading

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Furloughs

Most of the senior officers had already left on furlough, despite continued cannonading and rifle firing for several miles around nearly every day, when General Longstreet issued a Dec. 27, 1863 order on the subject for the junior officers and … Continue reading

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