Hauser’s Ridge

 

Hauser's Ridge

This page consists of quotes made about actions around Hauser’s Ridge during the Battle of Antietam.  It was last updated on December 24, 2011.  There are four quotes in this collection.

 

Confederate Quotes

 

“it required active work of all engaged to repel….The Confederate line was thin at that point.”

Edwin Marks of the Louisiana Guard artillery describes the small arms fire coming from Sedgwick’s division as it advanced into the West Woods

From  “Defending Lee’s Flank.” by Robert E. L. Krick. The Antietam Campaign. Ed. Gary Gallagher  Chapel Hill:  The University of North Carolina Press,  1999.

“This was a very hot place and kept the men at the Battery hard at work”

John T. Block of the Louisiana Guard artillery describes the small arms fire coming from Sedgwick’s division as it advanced into the West Woods

From  “Defending Lee’s Flank.” by Robert E. L. Krick. The Antietam Campaign. Ed. Gary Gallagher  Chapel Hill:  The University of North Carolina Press,  1999.

“I saw more men torn to pieces by shells in that battle than any other during the war.”

Sam Buck, a Confederate gunner on Hauser’s Ridge

From  “Defending Lee’s Flank.” by Robert E. L. Krick. The Antietam Campaign. Ed. Gary Gallagher  Chapel Hill:  The University of North Carolina Press,  1999.

“The men had almost given out by hard and double work and [were] almost on verge of giving away, when Gen. J.E.B. Stuart rode up to us and with his hat in his hand and in his pleasant way said: ‘Boys hold them down for one hour longer and the day will be ours.”

John W. Bryan, a cannoneer of the Staunton Artillery recall’s Stuart’s actions with their battery.

From  “Defending Lee’s Flank.” by Robert E. L. Krick. The Antietam Campaign. Ed. Gary Gallagher  Chapel Hill:  The University of North Carolina Press,  1999.

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