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Another 'gleaning' for you. Enjoy!
>Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2000 22:16:27 EDTChancellorsville.
>From: John Rigdon <GaLinaHist@...>
>Subject: [NC-SC] Chancellorsville
>Our Featured Article this week from our "Best of Confederate Veteran
>Magazine" is regarding a first hand account of the battle of
>Chancellorsville is best known because Stonewall Jackson died there, but it
>was also a significant battle in its own right. This article by F. M.
>Colston of Baltimore, MD focuses on the actions of the artillery in the
>"Of course the live Yankees gave me many a scare in this battle, but the
>worst came from a dead one. I went out to look for an India rubber blanket.
>They were plentiful on the ground, but wet and muddy, as we had had heavy
>rains; but finally I saw one which was tied to some muskets stuck in the
>ground by their bayonets, making a shelter for a dead soldier lying beneath;
>and this one, of course, was dry and clean. So I dismounted, and was untying
>it, when ..."
>Visit our website for the rest of the story (grin).
>Click on Featured Article.
>Mentioned in this article are the following people and units:
>Alexander, E. Porter
>Hamlin, Col. (U.S.)
>Huger, Col. Frank
>Jackson, Gen. Stonewall
>Lee, Col. Stephen D.
>Lee, Gen. Fitz.
>Pegram. Maj. Willie
>Washington Artillery of New Orleans
>South Carolina Artillery Battalion (Can anyone identify this battalion?)
>Virginia Artillery Battalion
BAKER; CANNON; COX; JACKSON;
McGLOHORN etc; WINGATE
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