Quote of the Day May 22, 2012

Fox Gap in the distance from Frosttown Gap

“The crackling rattle of musketry grows nearer and nearer, the bellowing guns are louder and just over their heads is heard the swift-sailing song of the Minie, with its devilish diminuendo…Here and there a man drops his rifle, clasps a hand to his leg, arm, or side and falls to the rear or sinks to the ground.” Edward Lord of the 9th New Hampshire recalls the Battle of Fox Gap on September 14, 1862. From The Battle of South Mountain by John David Hoptak.  Charleston:  The History Press, 2011 page 77. Originally from History of the Ninth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion by Edward O. Lord. Concord, NH: Republican Press Association, 1895 page 72.

 

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