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4047Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: [Fox's Gap Question specif re 4th NC

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  • Stephen Recker
    Jan 27, 2008
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      Thanks Teej. I'll check it out then.

      Stephen

      On Sunday, January 27, 2008, at 09:35 PM, barringer63 wrote:

      > Stephen,
      >
      > 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."
      >
      > Regards,
      > Teej
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