4047Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: [Fox's Gap Question specif re 4th NC
- Jan 27, 2008Thanks Teej. I'll check it out then.
On Sunday, January 27, 2008, at 09:35 PM, barringer63 wrote:
> Col. E. A. Osborne wrote the sketch of the 4th N.C. that appears in
> Walter Clark's "Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions
> from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-'65. As for the book you
> mentioned, the letters are great. Two letter not to be missed were
> written by Walter, one on Sept. 5, 1862 which describes what he saw
> in Loudoun County just before crossing the Potomac into Maryland,
> talks about the straggling, and the weather. The other letter is
> dated Sept. 29, 1862 in which Walter only briefly wrote about the
> battle of Antietam itself but gave a stirring account of how he and
> three other men carried Brig. Gen. Anderson to safety. The book is
> only 124 pages long, contains a roster of Company F, 4th N.C.
> Infantry, has an OK introduction, some pretty good footnotes but no
> index. Most of the letters were written by Walter Battle as his
> brother George "died of wounds in Richmond 6/6/1862."
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