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 Post subject: Co. Aytch (Online)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:40 pm 
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I've heard a lot about this book so I decided to look it up online and voila!

http://www.fullbooks.com/Co-Aytch-1.html


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Super link Dave. Thanks.

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Very interesting. First person accounts are great reads. It seems like the author wrote this in 1900.

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...A solid line of blazing fire right from the muzzles of the Yankee guns . . . poured right into our very faces, singeing our hair and clothes, the hot blood of our dead and wounded spurting on us, the blinding smoke and stifling atmosphere filling our eyes and mouths, and the awful concussion [from the firing of nearby Rebel batteries] causing the blood to gush out of our noses and ears, and above all, the roar of battle, made it a perfect pandemonium. . . . When the Yankees fell back, and the firing ceased, I never saw so many broken down and exhausted men in my life. I was sick as a horse, and as wet with blood and sweat as I could be, and many of our men were vomiting with excessive fatigue, over-exhaustion, and sun stroke; our tongues were parched and cracked for water, and our faces blackened with powder and smoke, and our dead and wounded were piled indiscriminately in the trenches. There was not a single man in the company who was not wounded, or had holes shot through his hat and clothing.

Sam Watkins describing the battle of Kennesaw Mtn in Company Aytch

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