Antietam - Oct 5 1862

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. ;,: w - . I .... ;A BktTb tltUV OF ABTIBTAK, Mo - 1 - .031.. 5th, 1862 , ' Dbak Timbs. In eamp on the battle field lay what remains of the gallant 88th Regt. P. V Capt. D. Griffith and one of the most able Regimental commanders I have ever seen, be W prompt In all his actions he is beloved by the officers and men of the eoumand with that affection only a soldier oan feel for bis superior. On the 3rd we were : reviewed by Preit. Linooln and brave little Mae and you should have heard the cheers that went np as they passed along the line. If you had yea too w ould have been prond to be able to say, "1 am a soldier of the army of the Potomao" for such confidence was never repos. ed in one individual as the army has in Gen. Geo B MoClellan, and well he deserves it for a more able general never commanded men. Our Regiment has been filled np to 204 men by the return of men from Hospitals, who were sick and those who were slightly wounded on the Rappahannook and 2nd Bull Run, so we begin to turn out pretty large for an old regiment. Gen. Renyolds who was in command of the Penna. Militia is now in command of our corps (1st army) be being the senior General of it while our Brigade (Tower's) is in command of Col. Lyle of the 90th, he being the senior Colonel, and a good offioer be ia, having had muoh experience in military matters and one in whom the men have great confidence.1 '" The three companies from Reading in this Reg iment are now in command ot the following officers: Co. B. with 45 men under Lieut George B. Rhoads, who 1 hope soon to see promoted to a com - tuitnd of a oompany as be richly deserves it, as he has been with bis company in evrey engagement it was in, Co. A. with 40 men under eommand of Capt Oroff, of Philadelphia, and CO..Q. with 26 men under command of Lieut. Shatters The men are all iu good health and in good spirits but teem to have had enough of excitement in the wny of battles for some time to come We do not receive any letters or papers from home yet but h. po to ia a few days. FRANK j

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  1. Reading Times,
  2. 09 Oct 1862, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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