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" Troops didn't know what they were expected to do, and sometimes in the excitement, fired at their own men. Generals were the scarcest imaginable article, plentiful as they are generally supposed to be. We neither saw nor heard anything of our division... "
History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry - Page 48
by Charles Davis Page - 1906 - 509 pages
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Mr. Dunn Browne's Experiences in the Army ...

Samuel Wheelock Fiske - United States - 1866 - 380 pages
...and sometimes scarcely that. The battle itself was a scene of indescribable confusion. Troops didn't know what they were expected to do, and sometimes, in the excitement, fired at their own men. Generals were the scarcest imaginable article, plentiful as they are generally supposed to be. We neither...
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The Military and Civil History of Connecticut During the War of 1861-65 ...

William Augustus Croffut, John Moses Morris - Connecticut - 1869 - 891 pages
...Some of our men tried to stop them ; and a few of them, it must be confessed, joined in their flight. But in the main, for green troops, I think we behaved...deliberation, though some shut their eyes, and fired up into the air." About noon, after several hours' fighting, advancing and retreating, carrying off...
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Mr. Dunn Browne's Experiences in the Army: The Civil War Letters of Samuel W ...

Samuel Wheelock Fiske - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 254 pages
...and sometimes scarcely that. The battle itself was a scene of indescribable confusion. Troops didn't know what they were expected to do, and sometimes in the excitement, fired at their own men. Generals were the scarcest imaginable article, plentiful as they are generally supposed to be. We neither...
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The Antietam Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher - History - 1999 - 335 pages
...green soldiers' experience at Antietam best in a letter to his hometown newspaper after the fight: "The battle itself was a scene of indescribable confusion....But in the main for green troops I think we behaved well."-!9 NOTES 1. Edward O. Lord, History of the Ninth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers in the War...
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The Congregational Quarterly, Volume 8

Congregationalism - 1866
...before. How little a sohlier actually knows in a line-of-battle four miles long, is well set forth: " The battle itself was a scene of indescribable confusion....know what they were expected to do; and sometimes, in their excitement, fired at their own men. Generals were the scarcest imaginable article, plentiful...
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