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Newton T. Colby

The Civil War Papers of Lt. Colonel Newton T. Colby, New York Infantry

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ISBN: 0786415053
Издательство: McFarland & Company
Год издания: 2003
Страниц: 360
Book Description"When I woke the battle had begun the shells of the enemy flew over us here tearing great limbs off the trees and screaming horribly then a shell struck into the ranks near where I was, killing and wounding five or six?I saw them fall and heard their screams. But on we went and I know not who they were or what became of them"?Lt. Col. Newton T. Colby, September 21, 1862. Lt. Col. Colby served with the 23rd New York, the 107th New York at Antietam, Chancellorsville and Harper?s Ferry, and later in the Veteran Reserve Corps as superintendent of Old Capital Prison. This is a compilation of Colby?s letters to family, friends and other military personnel, newspaper articles that detail the fighting in which Colby and his fellow soldiers were involved, and accounts of the fighting and daily life from other soldiers. Colby was not a well known name, but he crossed paths with many prominent figures of the Civil War, witnessed history being...