“Death has been powerfully busy within the past month.” Ham Chamberlayne a Confederate artilleryman bemoans the heavy casualties in the summer and fall of 1862. From A Glorious Army by Jeffry D. Wert. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2011 page 147. Originally from Ham Chamberlayne-Virginian: Letters and Papers of an Artillery Officer in the War for Southern Independence 1861-1865. C.G. Chamberlayne, editor. Richmond, VA: Dietz, 1932. page 112.