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Bravery of Capt. W. N. Green. Among the interesting incidents of the battle of Chancellorsville, that of the capture of the colors of the Twelfth regiment, Georgia volunteers, during the battle of Sunday, May third, 1863, by Captain William N. Green, commanding the color company of the One Hundred and Second regiment N. Y. S. V., is worthy of commemoration, as evidence of the fighting qualities of the Nationals, and as an act of personal strength and bravery: After several days' severe fighting between the United States forces under General Hooker, and the confederate forces under General Lee, the morning of Sunday, May third, 1863, found the One Hundred and Second regiment, N. Y. S. V., forming a portion of the Twelfth army corps, lying in the trenches on the extreme left of the Federal forces. The battle commenced at five A. M., and the One Hundred and Second were for several hours subjected to a heavy fire from a battery of the rebels, situated on their right flank; at
Bravery of Capt. W. N. Green. Among the interesting incidents of the battle of Chancellorsvill
battle of Sunday, May third, 1863, by Captain William N. Green, commanding the color company of the One Hundred and Second N. Y. S. V., which Captain Green commanded, was especially singled out by t head of his men, and made a jump right at Captain Green, calling out to him, Surrender, to which CCaptain Green replied, Not yet; then seizing the rebel captain by the throat with his left hand, he p, and wrenched his sword from his grasp.
Captain Green was then seized from behind by an ambulanc dle of his back, flung him on the ground.
Captain Green sprung to his feet, and putting both sword ance-sergeant down with his right hand.
Captain Green then sprang forward some six feet, and gra inside the breast of his fatigue-jacket.
Captain Green then went to two rebel privates who were a r by his order; the sword was presented to Captain Green by his brigade commander, for his good con [1 more...]
A wife on the battle-field. The following extract from a letter, dated at Corinth on the sixth of October, 1862, vividly portrays the fearful emotions and anxious thoughts which torture the mind of an observer during the progress of battle, and narrates but one of the many harrowing scenes of war: O my friend! how can I tell you of the tortures that have nearly crazed me for the last three days! Pen is powerless to trace, words weak to convey one tithe of the misery I have endured. I thought myself strong before. I have seen so much of suffering that I thought my nerves had grown steady, and I could bear any thing; but to-day I am weak and trembling, like a frightened child. But do not wonder at it. My dear husband lies besides me, wounded unto death perhaps. I have lost all hope of saving him, though I thank God for the privilege of being this moment beside him. And besides this, all around me the sufferers lie moaning in agony. There has been little time to tend t
The First recruit. On the sixteenth of April, 1861, when the Governor of Pennsylvania, just after the Fort Sumter affair, at the instance of President Lincoln, called for three companies of militia from the counties of Mifflin, Schuylkill, and Berks, the first recruit was a Philadelphian, who telegraphed his application. He served three months with the Logan guard, of Lewistown, Mifflin county, and is now in the Armory Square Hospital, under Surgeon George H. Mitchell's medical treatment. His name is John T. Hunter, and he is now attached to the Nineteenth regiment Pennsylvania volunteers.--Philadelphia Inquirer, March 16.