Daily Archives: 23 Jul ’11

23 July 1861: “The bushes seemed to be alive with the rebels (judging from their firing for we never saw one of them at any time we were there) their first volley was the most murderous to us.”

Item description: Letter, 23 July 1861, from William Ray Wells, private in the 12th New York Infantry Regiment (“Onondaga Regiment”). In this letter wells describes his involvement in fighting near Centreville, Va., as part of the larger Battle of Bull … Continue reading

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