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The 13th after First Manassas

Private Henley of Co. K (H), The Spartan Band, was chosen for picket that night [July 21] on the battlefield “though by good fortune I was not required to stand.” They were camped in the open several miles from where … Continue reading

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The 13th at First Manassas

Arriving on the Confederate left, after 3 p.m. Gen. Early directed his brigade into line: the 7th Virginia on the right, the 13th Mississippi in the middle, and the 7th Louisiana on the left. To their left was Col. J.E.B. … Continue reading

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The Journey: On To Manassas Junction

The regiment left the good folks of Liberty, VA, and the light meal they’d provided for the soldiers, and rode on into the night. They arrived at Lynchburg, on the side of a mountain along the James River, on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Return (almost) to General Lee

A little more than a week after their costly fight at Berryville, Kershaw’s Division, including the 13th Regiment, was ordered back to Richmond where Gen. George G. Meade’s troops were threatening the capital city. “On the night of [September] 15th,” … Continue reading

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The Journey: Culpeper bound

On Monday, July 20, 1863, the 13th Regiment broke camp at daylight, formed up with the rest of McLaws Division and marched south. It was “a hard day’s march,” the 17th’s Private Robert A. Moore recorded in his diary. “The … Continue reading

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The Journey: On to the Blue Ridge

The regiment left the vicinity of Culpeper Court House at first light on June 16, 1863, heading northward on the Sperryville Turnpike. It was a Tuesday, and the weather was clear and very warm. “The men have 3 days cooked … Continue reading

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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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Dead Yankees yet unburied

Sept. 1, 1862, quartermaster clerk William H. Hill of the Spartan Band wrote in his diary apparently while riding in a wagon or on a horse after leaving the camp at Warrenton Springs. “Monday. ON THE MARCH. Clear and Pleasant. … Continue reading

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