Quote of the Day March 29, 2012

Antietam Maryland Confederate soldiers as they fell inside the fence on the Hagerstown road.

“The captain of my company and his entire command, cook and eat out of one skillet—five men—just five.”  John Stevens of the 5th Texas Infantry describes the toll on his company from the Battle of Antietam.  From Reminiscences of the Civil War by John W. Stevens.Hillsboro TX: Hillsboro Mirror Print, 1902 page 77.


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