New pictures posted
- Hello group members. I went to a genealogical library today and
several very interesting pictures relating to the regt. I photocopied
the pictures and added them to the site. Included are engravings
Frank Leslies Illustrated Weekly of Cedar Mtn. activity at night. It
clearly shows McDowell's brigade marching during the rebel shelling
which is described in the regt. History.
Also, May 8, 1864, Alsop Farm near Spotsylvania - a picture of Gen.
Warrens' troops clashing with Gen. Anderson in the morning. Those
puffs of smoke and men up on the left of the picture would be 13th
There was a picture I'd never seen before of several contraband,
taken in the camp of the 13th at Williamsport. I could not identify
any of them, but perhaps George Washington is in there and maybe
In a US Govt. book called Deeds of Valor I found George Maynard of
the 13th, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor. To my great
delight there was an illustration of Capt. Maynard (with the 82nd US
Vols.) by 13th Mass. alumni, and Famous Artist, Henry Bacon.
I found two drawings by fledgling artist Bacon in the letter
collection of Maj. Elliot C. Pierce in the Mass. Historical Society
in Boston, when I was there last Sept. I have written the society
for permission to post the drawings and Pierce's diary of 1864
(Wilderness Campaign) on our site. I also asked for
permission to post excerpt's of Lt. Fox's letters. (Co.K)
Lastly, My book manuscript 'Stories from the 13th Mass.'(first draft)
is ready to send to White
Mane books for consideration. I may open myself up for criticism by
posting the introduction when I finally send it off. I'm polishing
up some of the supplemental materials they requested in
addition to the manuscript before putting it in the mail. I may be
hitting some of you up for good copies of photographs of family
members if they decide to publish!
Hope you all enjoy this. Brad