Monthly Archives: August 2012

Battles: Cold Harbor

On the night of May 31, 1864, the First Corps, including the 13th Mississippi Regiment, marched for Cold Harbor. Plans called for getting onto Grant’s left flank and rolling it up while the rest of Lee’s army attacked Grant’s front. … Continue reading

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A deserter

Independent regiment historian Jess N. McLean found a letter concerning the desertion of a private in the Winston Guards. It was written on May 29, 1864, by the Rhode Island Military Commandant in Washington City to Colonel  A.D. Prather, commander … Continue reading

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Battles: Hanover Junction

On May 21, the Army of Northern Virginia left its intrenchments near Spotsylvania Court House and marched south rapidly in response to Grant’s latest attempt to get around them and assault Richmond. “The First Corps and its batteries marched by … Continue reading

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