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Fasting, humiliation and prayer

All unusual military duty was suspended on Friday, Aug. 21, 1863, as the army observed a proclamation by President Jefferson Davis and an order by Gen. Lee. The weather was clear and warm. “Today has generally been observed throughout the … Continue reading

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Humphreys takes command

On August 18, 1863, it was announced at brigade drill that Colonel Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, commander of the 21st Regiment, had been promoted to brigadier general and taken command of the brigade. Humphreys, 55, a Mississippi Delta planter and slave … Continue reading

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