Monthly Archives: May 2013

Chapter 65: Jan 23-Feb 10, 1865, Leaving Savannah, Georgia, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LXV The time in Savannah passed rapidly away and we left the city with many regrets. Sherman’s army was again ready to move. Clothing was supplied for all our wants. Our wagon trains were filled with rations for men … Continue reading

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Chapter 64: Dec 12, 1864-Jan 27, 1865, More Stories of Camp Life in Savannah, Georgia, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LXIV Some wag got together about 80 or 90 of the boys equipped with jews harps, violins, cornstalk fiddles, tin horns, triangles and any and everything to make a noise. The commander had the boys fall in, right dressed … Continue reading

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Chapter 63: Dec 12, 1864-Jan 27, 1865, Camp Life in Savannah, Georgia, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LXIII In Front of Savannah, Georgia, December 12, 1864 Savannah is a beautiful city, located on the west side of a river by the same name. The city was well fortified. The positions of our troops, which completely invested … Continue reading

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Chapter 62: December 12, 1864, Stories From the March, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LXII In crossing the swamp in the evening the teams forded; along side was a foot‑log with a railing on it. We dreaded to get wet, so the boys tried to get over dryshod on the foot‑log. About the … Continue reading

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Chapter 61: December 12, 1864, Arrival at Savannah, Georgia, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LXI We passed some of the most beautiful homes between Atlanta and Milledgeville, where the old Southern planters lived like kings, and where the slaves in many cases seemed to have good homes provided for them. Their houses were … Continue reading

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Chapter 60: Nov 24-Dec 11, 1864, Sherman’s March to the Sea – Nearing Savannah, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LX Thursday, November 24th, struck tents, left camp at Milledgeville and again marched east in the direction of Millen, at which place was a rebel prison pen. It was Sherman’s March to the Sea that closed Andersonville and Millen, … Continue reading

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Chapter 59: Nov 16-23, 1864, More Stories of Sherman’s March to the Sea, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LIX From day to day this destruction was continued until all bridges and railroad stations along the tracks were destroyed. As we looked back from our camp at Stone Mountain we could still see the great columns of smoke, … Continue reading

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Chapter 58: November 15, 1864, Sherman’s March to the Sea, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LVIII He also said the rebel cavalry got on to their trail and followed them close up to our picket line. The guard on post said he heard the clatter of the horse hoofs. Towards evening these three comrades … Continue reading

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Chapter 57: Nov 8-13, 1864, National Election Day on the Front, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LVII Politics now were getting hot. Lincoln, Republican, and McClellan, Democrat, were candidates for president. Many were the discussions around the camp fires. We believed McClellan to be the man for the place and voted for him. Lincoln, however, … Continue reading

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Chapter 56: Sep 4-Oct 22, 1864, Even More About the Siege of Atlanta, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER LVI After besieging Atlanta for more than a month and having erected strong fortifications confronting it, and then in one night to withdraw all the troops from our works, leaving them without a Yankee in them, in my humble … Continue reading

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