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 - At The End of Forced March Starting from New...
At The End of Forced March Starting from New Market, they marched eighty-one miles over muddy roads ia f o u r days and arrived at, the front on the eve of battle hungry and tired. They were awakened at 2 o'clock in the morning, te- but a few hours of sleep, and took their position supporting the 51st a^d 62d Virginia infantry. -Son a football game is exciting." Arbuckle said, "but this (Battle of New Market) made one's hair stand "on end. The goal of the Southerners ww a ridge strongly fortified b L-nion artillery, under command Maj. Gea. Franz Siegel. formerly St Louis. The 62d Virginia infantry ma de the first charge on the position. They were met by a fire and at least half of them were l-'lled They straggled on. Their color bearer shot, raised himself on arm and waved the flag until our troop«, the cadets, had passed. Our own color bearer, Sergeant Evans, bravest man I ever knew, rushed .head and, as the artillerymen taped on a caisson and held his o, fer 'he Union gun - at the time shooting a gunner who was trying to fire a load of canister. praised by Commander Tr-e federal arn-y retreated and cadet corps ranked with veteran *. Colonel Smith. 62d uifan- at a critical stage of batt i e when the 62d and 51st neTvn to waver, their boyish er.thu- sfasra did aucli to steady tse vet-, oi the 100 cadets

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 30 May 1929, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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