Unknown Officer, Co. G, 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers, On the Battle

Well written and w/ added details especially the rifled armament, When they talk about a light battery were they referring to the shipboard Brass cannons w/ the trail wheel?

Bull Runnings

The following letter from an officer in Company G, Second Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers, giving an account of the battle of last Sunday, will be read with interest. It was addressed to a prominent citizen of this town. It seems that our Company passed thirty-six hours wholly without food, drink, or sleep.

Camp Clark, Washington, D. C.,
July 23d, 1861.

Friend ——:– I suppose, were this, you have heard of our battle and defeat; but thinking that you would like an account from an eye-witness, I will give it to you. We left our camp at Centerville at two o’clock on Sunday morning, and, after marching about ten miles, we engaged the rebels. The Second Rhode Island Regiment, was in the advance, two companies on each side of the road acting as skirmishers, and my own company was the advance company on the road, marching by the flank in four…

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Final Comments

Thank you Mr Hennesey for your comments and moving accounts of the Remembrance walks that you have hosted at Fredericksburg…   The NPS Historians that have dedicated their lives to preserving the memory of times gone by – but not forgotten … ( save the present generations) is HUGE…Frank OReilly’s comments for    the artwork of  50″ x 80″…  3/4 Birds eve view illustrations of both  Battlefields Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville  that will soon grace the visitor centers this coming Spring were instrumental in the many vignettes that were included in the final art  History MUST BE REMEMBERED for better or worse…   So thank you and all others for their dedication and continued effort in 2018!

Your Battlefield walk at Manassas 2 springs ago  was a wonderful and informative experience…..plus I got to meet you!

Brian G Kammerer

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