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The Southern Soldier Boy

A Thousand Shots for the Confederacy

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 28,395 / 85 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.2
LoC Categories: CT, U, D
Downloads: 390
Added to site: 2010.03.01 26826
Genre: Biography

istorical Incidents, Reminiscences and Personal Experiences, Coveringthe nine months siege of Petersburg and both Prison Pens,etc., etc. Plain facts more interesting than Fiction,all from the standpoint of a Private Soldier

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. George Thompson was then company commissary. Dobbins Wesson was regiment mail boy, then Rufus W. Gardner took his place. William Green shot and killed himself while hunting deserters. David Philbeck was the first man to die; he died of measles. Ben. A. Jenkins was the last man to die; he died in Point Lookout prison.

The Fifty-sixth Regiment N. C. Troops served under Generals Bob Ransom, Martin Pryor, and then under Brig-Gen. Matt. W. Ransom, with Twenty-fourth, Twenty-fifth, Thirty-fifth and Forty-ninth Regiments N. C. Troops. For more than a year the Fifty-sixth operated on the line from Petersburg, Va., to Wilmington, N. C., in protecting that railroad and coast country. In the spring of 1863, the Fifty-sixth was deployed on picket duty in Gum Swamp, below Kinston; the Federals cut it off and attempted its capture. After some resistance by several companies, they all took to the swamp and escaped, losing a few captured, and field officers losing their horses. Company F was detached, and got away i



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