Quote of the Day March 16, 2012

“The smoke rolled backward to the mountains in their rear, but their destructive shot and shell were falling, it would appear on every foot of land behind us. I doubt not that at one time there was one piece of artillery firing at the hill to every five men we had defending it.” Lieutenant William Wood of the 19th Virginia describes the effect of Union artillery at Antietam. Found in  Grape and Canister – The Story of the Field Artillery of the Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865 (Second Edition) by L. VanLoan Naisawald. Mechanicsburg: Stackpole, 1999 page 159. Originally from Reminiscences of Big I by William N. Wood, Willey I. Bell editor.  Jackson TN: McCowark-Mercer Press, 1956 page 38.


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