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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 8: from the battle of Bull Run to Paducah--Kentucky and Missouri. 1861-1862. (search)
ays from the date of muster-in. One day, Colonel Corcoran explained this matter to me. I advised hime wrote one of his characteristic letters to Corcoran, telling him that we were about to engage in riends would not leave him in such a crisis. Corcoran and the officers generally wanted to go to thrs, Colonel Quimby; Sixty-ninth New York, Colonel Corcoran; Seventy-ninth New York, Colonel Cameron;e field open to the New York Sixty-ninth, Colonel Corcoran, who, in his turn, led his regiment over ssure the men. By the active exertions of Colonel Corcoran, we formed an irregular square against thd leading his regiment in the charge, and Colonel Corcoran has been missing since the cavalry-chargedividually making back for the stone bridge. Corcoran and I formed the brigade into an irregular sqgot back to Centreville to our former camps. Corcoran was captured, and held a prisoner for some tif their special gallantry in the battle under Corcoran, who was still a prisoner in the hands of the[2 more...]