Monthly Archives: March 2013

Chapter 44: Jan 1-21, 1864, Stories Along the March, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXXXIV On Monday, January 4, the bugles at headquarters sounded early and our old division was again on the march and left “Camp Starvation”, never again to return to it. We moved about one mile in the direction of … Continue reading

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Chapter 43: Dec 1-31, 1863, Drumming a Disgraced Soldier Out of Camp, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXXXIII The campaign just closed was entirely successful. In the official report of the recent battles, General Hooker says: “It has never been my fortune to serve with more devoted troops.” On the 29th General Grant, declaring that he … Continue reading

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Chapter 42: Nov 29-30, 1863, Marching Back to “Camp Starvation” at Lookout Mountain, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXXXII Some of the boys when commanded to halt at the fence in coming from the hill, kept on going thru the open field and never did stop until they were safe behind the railroad in town. Later on … Continue reading

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Chapter 41: November 28, 1863, Cleanup and Stories After the Battles, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXXXI When Colonel Candy dislocated his hip at Lookout Mountain, Colonel Creighton, of the 7th Ohio, succeeded him as our brigade commander. He was a brave and fine officer, only, strong drink at times got the better of him. … Continue reading

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Chapter 40: Nov 26-27, 1863, The Battles of “Pea Vine Ridge”, and “Ringold, Georgia”, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXXX Battle of Pea‑Vine Ridge Thursday, November 26 We left camp early in the morning, the rebels were retreating and we followed them closely over rough and muddy roads where they were compelled to abandon cannon, caissons, army wagons, … Continue reading

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Chapter 39: November 25, 1863, The Battle of Missionary Ridge, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXXIX Battle of Missionary Ridge Wednesday November 25 On the morning after the battle, a mist covered the mountain and, as it cleared away, the top of Lookout could be seen by the troops down in the valley and … Continue reading

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Chapter 38: November 24, 1863, The Famous “Battle Above the Clouds”, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXXVIII Those who saw this charge from the valley below pronounced it the greatest and most wonderful scene of any during the Civil War. General Ousterhaus’ division of the 15th Corps, and General Geary’s White Star Division, of the … Continue reading

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