Category Archives: Nimrod Newton Nash

The Battle of Fort Sanders

By Nov. 28, 1863, the siege of Knoxville was entering its second week. Longstreet, who had been dithering on the question of where best to attack the Union defenses, had finally settled on one—the red-dirt Fort Sanders (above, looking west) … Continue reading

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Gettysburg: The Third Day

Friday, July 3, 1863, dawned clear on the battlefield south of Gettysburg, according to Spartan Band diarist William H. Hill who added that it became very warm as the day progressed. Friends of Private Nimrod Newton Nash buried him, and … Continue reading

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The death of Private Nash

Camp Winder Hospital Division No. 2, ward No. 45 Richmond, Va. July 14th, 63 Dear Sister [-in-law] Mollie, I have to perform the sad task of writing the death of your poor Newton to you[.] [H]e was killed in battle … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Chambersburg Penn June 28th 1863 Dearest One You will see by the caption that we are in the enemies country, and so far has amply paid for the invasion. We are all liveing on the fat of the land. I … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Ashbys GapĀ  Va June 23rd 1863 Dear Mollie As Mr. Cone has not left yet and as we have had a little excitement I will pass a few moments in making my letter a little longer. On the 21st Genl … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Ashby’s Gap, Va June 23rd/63 Dear Sister, I owe you a letter and as Mr. Cone leaves for home I will write that you may know something of our whereabouts. We have done some hard marching since we left Fredericksburg. … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Shenandoah Va June 21st/63 Dearest One, I received a precious letter from you yesterday, which was mailed 4th inst. We are now eighty five miles from Culpepper where my last letter was written. The weather was intencely hot, as hot … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Culpepper County Va June 14th 1863 Dearest One, This is the Sabbath and my day to write you a letter, but have none of yours to answer, have not received one from you in many days. Have no news now, … Continue reading

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