Daily Archives: 8 May ’14

8 May 1864:”The great and impending battle so long expected is being fought. I have not heard the name of the battleground.”

Item description:  Entry, dated 8 May 1864, from the diary of Samuel Andrew Agnew.  Agnew describes reports received from the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in Virginia, including heavy Confederate losses. [transcription available below images] Item citation: From the Samuel A. Agnew … Continue reading

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