By Charles B. Hamblen
Charles P. Hamblen's posthumous textual content offers the 1st account in additional than 25 years of infantrymen from the Nutmeg kingdom and their position in the course of the conflict of Gettysburg.Dramatic narrative is interwoven with excerpts from the letters and diaries of Connecticut's scuffling with ranks to provide a longer review of the conflict that would attract Civil conflict buffs, first-time scholars of Gettysburg, and people attracted to Connecticut heritage. certain recognition is given to the seventeenth Connecticut regiment's individual half within the clash at Barlow's Knoll and East Cemetery Hill, together with the little-known motion on the Josiah Benner Farm on July 1, 1863.Supplemented with a number of images of the contributors, a lot of that have by no means prior to been released, and distinct maps pinpointing the location of Connecticut's 5 regiments throughout the conflict, Connecticut Yankees at Gettysburg bargains an unique retelling of the best conflict of the Civil battle.
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When Colonel Ferry gained the rank of brigadier general in March 1862, Col. George G. Chapman of Hartford assumed command. Chapman led the regiment into its bloodiest battle, Cedar Mountain, on 9 August 1862, where he was captured and his successor, Col. Warren W. Packer of Groton, was wounded. Packer convalesced at home and returned to duty in November 1862. By then Colonel Chapman had been exchanged and again commanded the regiment. In late January 1863, Chapman was honorably discharged, and Packer assumed command.
If he could get around Dole's Confederate brigade now forcing its way south from the Oak Hill area, he could relieve the increasing pressure on Doubleday's First Corps line. . "16 The prominent height was Oak Hill, and to get Barlow's First Division into a position to help seize that hill, Howard acted as personal escort. Barlow then occupied the knoll, which now bears his name, under Howard's personal direction. General Schurz indicated otherwise. He wanted Barlow to anchor his right flank at the old Alms House on the Harrisburg Road, a stronger defensive position in his view.
Not long after being captured, Colonel Bostwick was paroled, but due to illness he was unable to rejoin the regiment. 14 Page 7 In addition to the Connecticut infantry regiments approaching Gettysburg, one artillery battery from the Nutmeg State was also in the campaign. On 25 June, the Second Connecticut Light Battery left the defenses of Washington and joined the Artillery Reserve of the Army of the Potomac. Organized in Bridgeport, the battery mustered for service on 10 September 1862. Most of the artillerymen in the unit were drawn from two batteries of the state militia in Bridgeport, and a few more men came from Bridgeport's surrounding towns.
Connecticut Yankees at Gettysburg by Charles B. Hamblen