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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.21 (search)
t, with a battery and a force of men, and General Averill was encamped at Greencastle, ten miles diI quote this paragraph in explanation: General Averill possibly might have saved Chambersburg, aI know General Couch exhausted himself to get Averill to fall back from Greencastle to this point. I do not say that General Averill is is to blame, for he was under orders from General Hunter, andmen resolute and defiant. On the other hand, Averill and his men had been worn out and jaded by loly possible, scarcely probable, that, even if Averill's force of 2,500 men had been here, a successwe would whip them if they gave us a chance. Averill's men were good soldiers, and in the many encorefield, in Hardy county. The Yankees under Averill had been close after us, and occasionally smastle of thousands of bullets greeted the ear. Averill's 2,500 cavalry were in our camp. As soon asurg! It was a prevalent story in camp that Averill's men were instructed to take no prisoners. [1 more...]