1862 Civil War Soldier Letter 2nd Battle Bull Run Fairfax Seminary Va > Ohio For Sale
AMAZING CIVIL WAR FOLDED LETTER WITH STAMP POSTMARKED WASHINGTON DC SEPT 1862, LETTER DATED 9/8/1862, FROM JOSIAH BROWN TO HIS BROTHER THEODORE J BROWN IN TOLDEO, OHIO. -- HEADLINED FAIRFAX SEMINARY NEAR ALEXANDRIA, OVER 2 PAGES OF AMAZING TEXT IN PENCIL, READS IN PART "SEE YOU HAVE BEEN QUITE ANXIOUS ABOUT ME & UNCERTAIN ABOUT MY FATE IN THE LATE ENGAGEMENT OUR BRIGADE HAD AT MANASSAS. BUT YOU MUST HAVE HEARD FROM HOME OF MY SAFETY, AS I WROTE HOME JUST AS SOON AS I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY. OUR BRIGADE DID NOT SUFFER AS BADLY AS HAS BEEN SUPPOSED. A LARGE NUMBER WERE TAKEN PRISONERS & PAROLED, BUT WILL BE OF NO USE TO US UNTIL THEY ARE EXCHANGED. SEVERAL OFFICERS IN OUR REGIMENT WERE BADLY WOUNDED. THE ONLY WONDER IS THAT WE EVER GOT OUT OF THE DANGEROUS POSITION IN WHICH WE WERE PLACED, RIGHT BETWEEN TWO REBEL FORTS BOTH OF THEM SHELLING US AT THE SAME TIME. IT WAS ALL AN ACCOUNT OF THE MADNESS OF GENL TAYLOR. HE HIMSELF HAS DIED SINCE FROM A WOUND IN THE LEG SO HE HAS GONE TO A HIGHER TRIBUNAL WHERE HE WILL HAVE TO ANSWER. I AM NOW HERE BY MYSELF LYING IN A SIBLEY TENT. THE BIRGADE LEFT HERE THE NIGHT BEFORE LAST & OUR DOCTORS LET ME & SEVERAL OTHER STAY HERE AS WE WERE NOT ABLE TO MARCH. I AM NOT EXACTLY SICK BUT THEY HAVE MARCHED US SO HARD LATELY THAT I CAN'T STAND IT. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I AM TO DO GO TO A HOSPITAL, OR FOLLOW THE REGIMENT. THE BRIGADE HAS GONE OVER INTO MARYLAND BEYOND WASHINGTON SOMEWHERE, I UNDERSTAND ....."
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Following a wide-ranging flanking march, Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson captured the Union supply depot at Manassas Junction, threatening Pope's line of communications with Washington, D.C. Withdrawing a few miles to the northwest, Jackson took up defensive positions on Stony Ridge. On August 28, 1862, Jackson attacked a Union column just east of Gainesville, at Brawner's Farm, resulting in a stalemate. On that same day, the wing of Lee's army commanded by Maj. Gen. James Longstreet broke through light Union resistance in the Battle of Thoroughfare Gap and approached the battlefield.
Pope became convinced that he had trapped Jackson and concentrated the bulk of his army against him. On August 29, Pope launched a series of assaults against Jackson's position along an unfinished railroad grade. The attacks were repulsed with heavy casualties on both sides. At noon, Longstreet arrived on the field from Thoroughfare Gap and took position on Jackson's right flank. On August 30, Pope renewed his attacks, seemingly unaware that Longstreet was on the field. When massed Confederate artillery devastated a Union assault by Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter's V Corps, Longstreet's wing of 25,000 men in five divisions counterattacked in the largest, simultaneous mass assault of the war.The Union left flank was crushed and the army was driven back to Bull Run. Only an effective Union rear guard action prevented a replay of the First Manassas disaster. Pope's retreat to Centreville was nonetheless precipitous
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