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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
by Colonel Bird, still stands, and is occupied by the Landrum family. We had 500 bodies in and around our house, said Mr. Landrum, as he told of his experiences during the fight. Miles and miles of earthworks. The hill back of Bloody Angle ishe firing was so severe as to actually cut in two an oak tree twenty-two inches in diameter. From the top of the tree Mr. Landrum took twenty-nine pounds of bullets, while the stump is still preserved in Washington. Writing to General Halleck ones are plowed up every time the ground is turned in the spring, while bullets are as numberous in the soil as stones. Mr. Landrum said to me that he had found so many corpses on his place that the keeper of the National Cemetery at Fredericksburg gsoldiers all over the country in the present appearance of this locality is shown by the large number of letters which Mr. Landrum receives. He had one in his pocket the other day. It had been addressed rather indefinitely to Landrum House, Spotsyl