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While we are waiting for the next DIVs.....
January 11, 2019 12:51PM
I have gone back and am re-reading three personal accounts of the Civil War by members of the 10th Massachusetts (Charles Harvey Brewster), 2nd Rhode Island (Elijah Hunt Rhodes) and 37th Massachusetts (Mason Whiting Tyler). All of these units were members of the 6th Corps while wintered at Brandy Station in 1863-64. One unit was camped at Beauregard (37th Mass), another at Ratrie (2nd Rhode Island based on an ID tag found by Jimmy Spalding) and I believe the 10th Massachusetts was also at Ratrie. When reading these memoirs, it is uncanny how these three units were linked.....Elijah Hunt Rhodes talks about the 37th Mass being their "sister unit" and escorting the 37th Mass to the train station in Washington DC when they were mustered out in July 1865. Charles Harvey Brewster talks about playing many baseball games during the spring of 1864 against both the 2nd Rhode Island and the 37th Mass......all of these units were probably camped within one-quarter to one-half mile of each other

Also, their description of their camps is amazing and to me, brings the areas we hunt alive while I am hunting them during DIVs. If you are interested, here are the books titles:

Recollections of the Civil War by Mason Whiting Tyler (1840-1907) (37th Massachusetts Volunteers)

When this Cruel War is Over by Charles Harvey Brewster (10th Massachusetts Volunteers)

All for the Union by Elijah Hunt Rhodes (2nd Rhode Island Volunteers)

Thanks for reading!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/2019 12:47PM by mahone.
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Eric Champigny
Re: While we are waiting for the next DIVs.....
January 13, 2019 11:02AM
Thanks for these references.
Re: While we are waiting for the next DIVs.....
January 12, 2019 10:26PM
Very nice always looking for good reads
Re: While we are waiting for the next DIVs.....
January 12, 2019 04:04PM
Thanks for sharing.
Re: While we are waiting for the next DIVs.....
January 11, 2019 07:59PM
Awesome and Interested , Thanks
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