Friday, May 13, 2011


From The Civil War Notebook of Daniel Chisholm edited by W. Springer Menge 

Chisholm, from Uniontown, PA entered the army later February 1864, and was in the 116th Pennsylvania Infantry.

May 12th 1864 (The day begins)

At 3 O'Clock we halted with orders in whispers to lie down on our arms, after loading and fixing bayonets.  It is still raining and very foggy, between four and five O'Clock, still dark, wet and gloomy  Attention was whispered and silence was enjoined.  Then again forward was whispered and away we went falling over stumps, old logs, brush and into gullies, it was still not light enough to see well . . .

Glorious charge of Hancock's division (2nd) of the Army of the Potomac: at the battle near
Spotsylvania Court House Va., May 12th 1864,  Currier & Ives
From Library of Congress Collection

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