5220Right State, Wrong Campaign
- Dec 2, 2008Happy Tuesday, folks.
Question slightly off topic...the Monocacy Campaign.
I am reading recently of a skirmish at George Blessing's Farm near
Wolfsville...north of Middletown, in July, 1864.
Blessing and his son or grandson held off attacks by CS Cavalry
squads that were hunting for horseflesh. Apparently, they had
several guns...sonny reloading while pap fired....They hit two of the
Confederates....killing at least one of them.
Apparently, Blessing received a rifle from the Lincoln Administration
as a token of respect, and the Maryland Legislature entertained a
motion to provide him with something (resolution, pension...can't
Does anybody have any suggestions where I look to find which
Confederate cavalry unit(s) were involved in this...especially
possibly the identities of the two casualties?
Any help would be appreciated.
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