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Personal Recollections of the War of 1861

As Private, Sergeant and Lieutenant in the Sixty-First Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,148 / 125 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.4
LoC Categories: CT, E
Downloads: 539
Added to site: 2010.02.23 26754
Genres: Biography, War

brutal war," and I was, as best I could, nerving myself to face the enemy and do my duty in the deadly fray. We reached the top of the hill in safety, and there, sitting and sprawling around their camp fires, were our men wholly unconcerned. I determined to know what there was concerning the wounded man whose groan I had heard and I went back where I had heard the sound of pain and found a six-mule team. In going by it had been unobserved. I concluded on this discovery that the outcry of my wounded man was nothing more than the grunting and braying of an ass, and I was relieved.

About the first of January, 1862, orders were issued for the detail of recruiting parties from every regiment to go to the States for the purpose of getting new men to make good the losses in the field. For this purpose, from the 61st N. Y., Lieut. Wm. H. McIntyre of Co. C was named to command the party. With him were Lieut. Blowers, Co. F, Corporal Jenks and myself of Co. C, and two or three other men whose names I have forgo



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