Monthly Archives: January 2013

Chapter 18: June 28, 1863, Leaving Maryland and Entering Pennsylvania, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XVIII Sunday, June 28th, struck tents and were again on the march. Went back thru Petersville and thru the towns of Cherry Grove, Centreville and Jefferson and encamped about one mile from Frederick city. Traveled 12 miles. Here General Pleasonton, … Continue reading

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Chapter 17: June 26, 1863, Leaving Virginia; Catching a Live Pig, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XVII After the shooting of the deserters, we returned to camp and remained for seven days. During this time General Hooker was watching the movements of General Lee closely and had the Army of the Potomac so distributed along … Continue reading

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Chapter 16: June 4, 1863, The Execution of William Gruver and William McKee, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XVI On June 4th, William McKee, and William Gruver were members of Company A, 46th Pennsylvania Regiment, Logan Guards, first defenders from Mifflin county. These boys were arrested for desertion, tried and sentenced to be shot. General Lee was … Continue reading

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Chapter 15 Notes on General Green’s Daughter

Toward the end of the Chapter 15 post the author relates a story about General Green’s daughter, who was a visitor in camp and was sitting in a “barouche”. Here is a description of a barouche from Wikipedia: A barouche was … Continue reading

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Chapter 15: May, 1863, Preparing for Another Campaign, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XV In the morning the surgeons asked whether I would help dress some of the wounds. I said certainly. One poor fellow, a large, stout looking man, was shot thru the calf of the leg. You may imagine what … Continue reading

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