Monthly Archives: April 2013

Chapter 54: July 22, 1864, The Siege of Atlanta, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LIV The move towards the city was now on in earnest. The entire army was now over the river, and “On to Atlanta” was the cry. On the above date the Confederate Army changed commanders, General Hood taking the … Continue reading

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Chapter 53: June 17-July 4, 1864, Skirmishing Night and Day to Kennesaw, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LIII Captain John Q. Mercer, of Company E, next adjoining on the right of Company G, had his leg knocked off from the explosion of a shell, many of company G witnessing the wounding of the captain. We all … Continue reading

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Chapter 52: June 16, 1864, Stories of the Fighting Along the Way, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LII About 3:00 P. M. our second brigade came marching in rear of our skirmishers, going to the left of our line of battle. These boys saw us lying behind trees and of course thinking we were shysters, began … Continue reading

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Chapter 51: June 2-15, 1864, In Camp, Then on Toward Kennesaw Mountain, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LI On Thursday, June 2, we left our works and moved about three miles to the left of our line of battle and in supporting distance of the 23rd army corps, which, with General Schoffield commanding, was engaged with … Continue reading

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Chapter 50: May 21-29, 1864, Continued Fighting in Battle, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER L A little incident occurred here that caused a good deal of merriment among the boys. When General Hooker and his staff were fired into by the Rebels, a woman living there was very much put out about General … Continue reading

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Chapter 49: May 15-20, 1864, The Story of Asa B. Churchhill, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXXXIX After this charge, U. P. Hafley, Asa B. Churchhill, the writer, and others of Company G, whom I cannot recall at this late date, were sent along the skirmish line. We were placed in an open field, where … Continue reading

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Chapter 48: May 9-14, 1864, A Toad in a Coffee Cup, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXXXVIII Monday, May 9th, while the company was on picket at the foot of the hill, Henry Brown and the writer were sent across the creek and up a zigzag road, leading thru a ravine. We were to go … Continue reading

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Chapter 47: May 2-8, 1864, The Opening of the Atlanta Campaign, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXXXVII The General ordered the cavalry on the flat near the shore to get out their horses and go for the Rebel on muleback. “I want you all to go” he said, “but that little man and horse at … Continue reading

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Chapter 46: Apr 12-13, 1864, Traveling Down the Tennessee River, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXXXVI A regiment of colored troops camped a little distance from us and Company G boys (at least some of them) always liked to tease the smoked Yankees as we called them. In the cane brakes along the river … Continue reading

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Chapter 45: Feb 13-Mar 26, 1864, Incidents Along the Way, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXXXV Many interesting incidents occurred while in this camp, but the recital of a few will suffice. On February 13, Andrew Duss, of Company H, suddenly lost his life. Duss was drafted in 1863, as was Adam Elseser, of … Continue reading

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