Michigan in the Civil War

Whiteside, John C.

One long letter, actually more of a journal, written to "Mother Church," in October, 1862, from Headquarters of the 105th New York Regiment, First Brigade, Second Division, First Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, in a camp near Sharpsburg. He writes, in essay form, of his activities from Aug. 1, 1862--the battles of Cedar Mountain and Bull Run, the march to Centerville under McDowell, with "confidence in McClellan unbounded;" the exhaustion of the men and the falling back to Washington. Then they were on the march again as far as South Mountain where another battle took place. Then on to Sharpsburg, and the battle of Antietam. He speaks of General Pickett. After the battle he went over the battlefield, and he doesn't spare the gory details of what he saw.