By Mark Nesbitt

This can be the tale of 2 younger opponents stuck up in a single of the main well-known and demanding campaigns in all heritage. After years of conflict and thirty-five days of extreme marching alongside 100 miles of scorching summer time roads, Thomas Ware, a accomplice soldier from rural Georgia, and Franklin Horner, a Union soldier from the coal state of Pennsylvania, prove struggling with on nearly a similar battlefield at Gettysburg. En path to that fateful day, either make day-by-day entries in small, leather-bound diaries they convey. They write approximately what is very important to them-receiving mail, writing letters, having anything to consume, surviving strive against. Historian Mark Nesbitt areas the entries into the bigger context of the warfare and amplifies the diarists's remark.

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In addition to these attempts to capture the steamer Michigan, was the celebrated St. Albans raid, which among others, was one of the rebel modes of carrying the war into Africa and harrassing the northern border. This raid, which has become so famous in the history of this war, was first started by a Texan, named Bracey, belonging to one of the rebel Texan regiments. This man, for four or five years before the war, had been going to one of the schools or colleges (according to his own account of himself,) in St.

Companies were enlisted and sent through the lines, with orders to burn public buildings, army stores, and supplies, wherever they could find them.

During the summer, a Union soldier presented himself at our office and required surgical aid. His head was bleeding CHAP. IX 29 The Great North−Western Conspiracy In All Its Startling Details copiously, and his hair matted with blood, and so mutilated was he that he could scarcely speak or walk. He was perfectly sober, and evidently a very quiet, worthy man. It was doubtful how his injuries might terminate, but the poor fellow received our best attention, and thanks to a kind Providence, recovered after a long and painful illness.

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