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By Donagh Bracken

Within the media, political point of view usually alters the view of fact. The phrases of battle illustrates this via putting in juxtaposition the reportage of the recent York occasions and The Charleston Mercury's insurance of eighteen battles from citadel Sumter to Appomattox court docket condo. Following each one battle's insurance is a synopsis of every conflict because the smooth historian appears again at it.Setting up each one battle's insurance is a observation via the writer during which he presents fascinating history info on a few of the participants engaging within the action.Sketches via conflict artists despatched by way of Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated journal lend visible colour to every battle's coverage.The phrases of conflict comprises an index and bibliography.

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M. , engaged the enemy’s infantry. Seven mins in a while the rebels opened a heavy fireplace of artillery, which has persisted thus far with no intermission. Their artillery hearth needs to be at random, because the fog obstructs all view of virtually every little thing. Our heavy weapons are answering them speedily. At this writing, no effects are recognized. assault at the insurgent WORKS AT FREDRICKSBURG (WAUD). LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. Headquarters of the military of the Potomac Saturday Dec. l3, 1862 within the box – eleven o’clock A. M. The fog started to disappear early within the forenoon, affording an unobstructed view of our personal and the insurgent positions. It being obvious that the 1st ridge of hills, within the rear of the town, on which the enemy had their weapons published at the back of works, couldn't be carried other than by means of a cost of infantry, Gen. SUMNER assigned that responsibility to Gen. FRENCH’s department, which used to be supported by means of Gen. HOWARD’S. The troops complicated to their paintings at ten mins prior to 12 o’clock at a brisk run, the enemy’s weapons establishing upon them a truly fast hearth. while inside of musket diversity, on the base of the ridge, our troops have been met via a poor fireplace from the insurgent infantry, who have been published at the back of a a stone wall and a few homes at the correct of the road. This checked the development of our males, they usually fell again to a small ravine, yet now not out of musket variety. at present one other physique of troops moved to their counsel in perfect sort, although huge gaps have been made of their ranks by means of the insurgent artillery. whilst our troops arrived on the first line of the insurgent defences, they “double quicked,” and with “fixed bayonets” endeavored to dislodge the rebels from their hiding areas. The centred fireplace of the insurgent artillery and infantry, which our males have been pressured to stand, used to be an excessive amount of for them, and the centre gave means in ailment, yet afterwards they have been rallied and taken again. From that point the hearth was once spiritedly carried on, and not ceased till after darkish. Gen. FRANKLIN, who commanded the assault at the left, met with larger good fortune. He succeeded, after a difficult day’s struggle, in riding the rebels approximately one mile. At one time the rebels complicated to assault him, yet have been handsomely repulsed, with bad slaughter and lack of among 4 and prisoners belonging to Gen. A. P. HILL’S command. Gen. FRANKLIN’S flow used to be directed down the river, and his troops are encamped to-night no longer faraway from the Massaponox Creek. Our troops sleep to-night the place they fought this day. The useless and wounded are being carried from the sector. the subsequent is an inventory of officials killed and wounded so far as but identified: Gen. JACKSON, of the Pennsylvania Reserves, killed. Gen. BAYARD struck within the thigh by means of a shell, and later on died. Gen. VINTON wounded within the part, yet no longer heavily. Gen. GIBSON wounded within the hand. Gen. KIMBALL wounded within the thigh. Gen. CALDWELL wounded in locations, yet now not heavily. Col. SINCLAIR, of the Pennsylvania Reserves, wounded heavily. Capt. HENDERSON, commanding the 9th long island nation defense force, wounded heavily. the subsequent is the lack of officials within the 5th New-Hampshire Regiment: Col.

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