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  • G E Mayers
    Sep 17, 2012
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      I would like to also remember Captain William Thomas Marsh, commanding the Fourth North Carolina at the Sunken Road. Mortally wounded in the head during the fight, he dies five to seven days later. He is buried in his hometown of Beaufort, NC.

      I have a transcription of perhaps the last letter he wrote, at the very start of the campaign, if anyone would be interested in reading.

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

      "True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them--the desire to do right--is precisely the same. The circumstances which govern their actions change; and their conduct must conform to the new order of things." -- Robert E. Lee





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      Respect to the memory of all the casualties, North and South, and
      especially today to the memory of Private George Washington Pence, Co. H
      3rd Arkansas Infantry, who was wounded and captured during the attack of
      the 3rd Arkansas and 27th North Carolina against the right flank of
      French's Division in the fields east of the Mumma lane. My g-g-g-uncle,
      George Pence was a member of the Blackburn Guards from Kentucky.
      http://antietam.aotw.org/exhibit.php?exhibit_id=438

      Respectfully,
      Greg Walden

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      From: G E Mayers gerry1952@...
      Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:17:29 -0400
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      Subject: [TalkAntietam] 150 years ago today

      Gang,

      150 years ago today men from the North and from the South were locking in a
      most sanguinary contention in the farm fields, wood lots and pastures
      around the small Western Maryland village of Sharpsburg.

      Brian Downey, who moderates the TalkAntietam group, has an excellent
      attempt to remember all those who fell on this date 150 years ago.

      Go to http://behind.aotw.org/ for more information.

      May they all rest in peace; Peace to their ashes!

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

      "True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one
      period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels
      them--the desire to do right--is precisely the same. The circumstances
      which govern their actions change; and their conduct must conform to the
      new order of things." -- Robert E. Lee

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