Monday, August 19, 2013

Aftermath of "Gettisburg"-- Part 2

Continued from my August 10th entry, Letter from W.T. Dickinson to Governor Zebulon Vance (N.C.) writing about the battle and requesting future placement for duty in North Carolina. Evidently, Dickinson was with the 11th North Carolina Infantry which I have since found played a big role in the Battle of Gettysburg. /// "...we left many of out poor fellows killed and wounded at Gettisburg our Reg and especially our Brigade suffered severely--we passed here on our march with 3000 men we now have only 1000 (our Brigade) our company suffered severely lost killed 11--wounded and missing, 20 our Lieuts killed Sam Young. The 2 Burssing Ino and Wm killed on the field our beloved Col. Seanenthorpe wounded and a prisoner our Brig General Pettigrew killed his AA Gene killed...." It Was A Bloody Battle. --Old Secesh

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