Category Archives: The Journey

On the march

Aug. 22, 1863, a Saturday, dawned clear and warm and the regiment broke camp at 7 a.m. “The whole division marched in a southeaster direction,” Spartan Band diarist William H. Hill recorded. “The day was very warm and a large … 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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Correspondence

Culpepper, C.H. Va June 7th 1863 Dearest Mollie, Our army is now on the moove for some place unknown to me. After we left our old position the Yanks crossed over to try and get us to come back but … Continue reading

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I hope you will get butchered up

Union sentiment was so strong in Frederick, Maryland, that at least one citizen felt free to threaten the Mississippi Brigade, according to Spartan Band Private Albert Wymer Henley who wrote in his diary on Sept. 10, 1862: “While Longstreet’s Corps … Continue reading

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The Journey: Maryland, My Maryland

Sept. 6, 1862, a Saturday. Wrote Spartan Band Private and diarist Albert Wymer Henley, “Our haversacks full of rations, we were again set into motion.” The 13th tried to cross the Potomac River at White’s Ford, northeast of Leesburg, where … Continue reading

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The Journey: Joining the rest of the army

After two weeks of marching and picket duty around Malvern Hill, the 13th left Camp Holly on Aug. 20, 1862, a Wednesday, and marched through Richmond. They turned northeast and camped two miles from the city on the Mechanicsville Pike. … Continue reading

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The Journey: Steamboat down the James River

The 13th spent no time at all in the capital city they would be defending from the Union, but ate their arrival breakfast and then marched down to the landing on the James River. They boarded the steamboat Curtis Peck … Continue reading

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