When the Rebels rode into Hanover, PA, during the Gettysburg Campaign, a local jeweler desperately tried to escape with much of his store inventory.
In this new book from LSU Press, Professor Lesley Gordon studies “a broken regiment,” the 16th Connecticut Infantry, which broke and ran in its first battle at Antietam and later surrendered en mass during a Rebel attack on Plymouth, North Carolina. Most of the men ended up at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.
A homesick soldier in the 130th Pennsylvania sat down in his camp near Falmouth, Virginia, in early 1863 to write a letter home to his loved ones. He included some homespun poetry.