Maybe I am incorrect and you are correct? But if it was not a PA
unit, perhaps it might have been a unit from one of the other
states. But I do seem to recall a nine month unit refusing to
serve at Chancellorsville due to their enlistments expiring, and
being made to fight anyways.....
Your humble servant,
Co. B, "Tom Green Rifles",
Fourth Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry
A Proud American by Birth, Southern by Choice!
"I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the field
on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General Robert
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Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2002 8:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] A soldier on Mac/9 month regiments
> In a message dated 3/31/02 7:28:04 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> gerry1952@... writes:
> > Was there not a case of one of the ninth month units
> > to fight at Chancellorsville because their enlistment would
> > very, very soon? But they were "made" to fight?
> Don't recall this Gerry - perhaps you are thinking of the 4th
Pa on the eve
> of the battle of Bull Run? Their 90 day enlistments were
running out, and it
> was embarassment to John Hartranft, later Colonel(and later
> Governor of Pa) of the 51st Pa of Burnside Bridge fame.