Civil War 22nd Wis Letter Slavery Shall Be Remembered Only As A Great Evil
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Civil War 22nd Wis Letter Slavery Shall Be Remembered Only As A Great Evil:
Civil War 22nd WIS cover & letter written by EZRA BUTTON Ex. Libby Prisoner camped at Murfreesboro, Tennessee Sept. 16th, 1863! Letter mentions,
"...We are surrounded on all sides by the low dark walls...parapets of the many forts and from every embrasure can be seen peering the black mouthed instruments of death ready to belch forth their storm of destruction at a moments notice. All shows but to plainly that was stern bloody war rages in our once happy country...When the demons of war shall have been driven from our shores and when slavery shall be remembered only as a great evil that did once exist but which can never again find a resting place neath the shadow of the stripes and stars...Rosecrans and Burnside after driving the rebels from this state are now in full pursuit of Bragg and it is reported that heavy fighting is now being done in Northern Georgia deserters from Bragg are coming in every day. Three came in this A.M. and gave themselves up. They report Bragg's Army much demoralized and that his men are deserting by the thousand... E.W. Button"
Worthy of more research!
INFO:Button, Ezra W Regiment Name:22nd Regiment, Wisconsin InfantrySide:Union:Company:CSoldier's Rank In:PrivateSoldier's Rank Out:PrivateCivil War: 22nd Infantry - Wisconsin Historical SocietyThe 22nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Utley in Racine and mustered into service on September 2, 1862.The regiment left Wisconsin for Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 16 and then traveled promptly to Covington, Kentucky.During the war it moved through Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Nearly 200 men of the regiment were capturedat Thompson's Station, Tennessee, on March 5,1863, and soon thereafter the regiment was surrounded and surrendered after action at Little Harpeth, Tennessee, on March 25 After an exchange of prisoners on May 5, 1863, the regiment reorganized at St. Louis, Missouri.It went on to participate in the battles of Resaca, Lost Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain, the Siege of Atlanta, Sherman's March to the Sea, the campaign of the Carolinas, the Battle of Bentonville, and the surrender of the Confederate army.The regiment mustered out onJune 12, 1865, after losing 243 men during service. Two officers and 75 enlisted men were killed.Three officers and 163 enlisted mendied fromdisease.
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