Posted by Susan on July 04, 1999 at 08:17:09:
In Reply to: Re: On this date..... posted by Bill R on July 03, 1999 at 20:24:25:
My ancestors fought at Gettysburg, and most of them were in the hard-hit 26th Regiment. AMazingly, they all came home alive, though not necessarily all in one piece. Great grand-uncle Sgt. John Marion Houck was hit in the head with shrapnel, and lost some of his vision. G-G Granduncle Capt. Nero Guy Bradford was hit in the chest and nearly died. Others served as nurse/drummers or infantrymen. What a way to solve problems! I have visited the site of Pickett's charge and it gave me cold chills.
I have read a little bit about the Cherokee regiment. I wonder if there are folks today who do reenactments as this regiment as there are with so many others?
: Let's not forget that the battle at Gettysburg was in full swing on this date also. That battle's outcome saw Lee move back south and ended his drive northward. I could be wrong, I am no CW historian or literate, but it may have been ONE of the bloodiest battles, if not the bloodiest battle in loss of Americans (and I call both sides American
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