Monthly Archives: December 2012

Chapter 14: May 8, 1863, The Death of Brother William Schroyer, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XIV The hospital was about one mile inland from the Potomac River and we could see down to the steamboat landing. I told Mr. Crossgrove that I would not be allowed to accompany him to the landing without a … Continue reading

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Chapter 13: May 7, 1863, Back to the Old Camp at Acquia Creek, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XIII The loss in our regiment was 125 men. The number engaged was 3,500. The entire loss of our army was 16,030. That of the Confederate Army was 12,581, making a total of 28,611. Three thousand were killed on … Continue reading

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Chapter 12: May 4, 1863, The Battle of Chancellorsville, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XII We now fell back again to the plank road, formed in line, and were ordered to lie down, and we were only a few moments in this position until H. J. Doebler was wounded. Orderly Sergeant B. T. … Continue reading

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Chapter 11: May 3, 1863, Attacked by Stonewall Jackson’s Troops, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XI After the charge had been repulsed, a Confederate, who had been badly wounded, lay on the plank road. At one time he would call for help, then he would pray, and again cursing the Yankees, would call for … Continue reading

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Chapter 10: April 28, 1863, Passed Harwood Church and on Toward Fredericksburg, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER X The army numbered 119,661 men on May 21, 1863. Each man was to carry eight days’ rations, 40 to 60 rounds of ammunition and all his house‑goods weighing at least 75 or 80 pounds. On the 27th the … Continue reading

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Chapter 9: April, 1863, Company G Gets a New Cook, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER IX It might be interesting to know just what we received from Uncle Sam, to keep us in fighting trim. W. S. Keller was company commissary for a little while and then he was promoted to brigade commissary. John … Continue reading

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Chapter 8: March, 1863, A Day in the Life of a Soldier in Camp, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER VIII In our Dumphries camp our Company street was about 40 feet wide. The officers’ headquarters were located at the west end of the street. The street declined slightly toward the east from company headquarters. We had splendid drainage, … Continue reading

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Chapter 7: March, 1863, More Life in Camp, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER VII The army louse, that historic “grayback,” which went in and out before Union and Confederate soldiers without ceasing, like death was no respecter of persons. The best and most patriotic blood in the land flowed in its veins, … Continue reading

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Chapter 6: March, 1863, Life in Camp, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER VI On the 12th of March we buried with military honors Samuel P. Mullen, a member of Company E of the Regiment, and strange to say he was the only soldier of our regiment over whose body military funeral … Continue reading

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Chapter 5: January, 1863, Typhoid Fever; Soldier Drummed Out of Camp, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER V On December 16 we broke camp and marched to Dumphries, traveling four miles. The battle of Fredericksburg was fought the next day, and we could hear the cannonading very distinctly. After the battle we faced about and marched … Continue reading

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