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William P. Allcot, on picket, 2 miles from Boomsboro, sic Boonesboro, Maryland to "Ma" his mother, Clarissa, New York, New York, 1863 July 11

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Author: Allcot, William P.
Abstract: Describes the march of the 3rd Regiment north from Centersville (Centerville, VA) to the vicinity of Gettiesburg (Gettysburg, PA); General John Fulton Reynolds killed at Gettiesburg (Gettysburg, PA); his 3rd division ordered into the battle, and much use of bayonet; Confederates beaten, but regiment ordered not to pursue; next day, July 3, Confederates charged and were repulsed; his division charged, overrunning the position of the 15th Georgia Regiment; discusses the search for blankets against the rain; march resumed on July 5; many Confederates wounded, left behind; pursuit of Confederates continued from Fairfield, MD; battle fought with the Confederates at Boomsboro, (Boonesboro, MD). Including postscript from Allcot, July 12 stating that he had received a letter from his brother, John on June 28. 1863. 4 pages. Incomplete.
Issued Date: 1863-07-11
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/20263
Citation: William P. Allcot Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

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