Monthly Archives: September 2012

The dead were buried where they lay

From the 3rd of June through the 12th there was nearly continuous sharpshooting and artillery fire from both sides in their Cold Harbor entrenchments, whittling their numbers down further, while the surviving troops suffered. “The men in the advanced part … Continue reading

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Reward for the capture of a deserter

According to independent historian Jess McLean, a Mississippi newspaper ran a notice in late June, 1864, that was signed by Captain William F. Brown, company commander of the Pettus Guards. The headline: $30,000 REWARD [presumably Confederate money] and the text: “I … Continue reading

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Visiting a 13th soldier’s Richmond grave

Texan Weldon Nash, Jr., whose ancestor Nimrod Newton Nash wrote so many of the good letters in this digital regimental until he was killed at Gettysburg, recently visited the Richmond grave of Henry T. Nash, another Minute Men private. Henry, … Continue reading

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