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It is not big armies that win battles, it is the good ones!-- Marshal Maurice de Saxe
Chancellorsville, 18636481 Reads
Saturday, May 2, 1863 A pleasant day, the Rebs ominously silent. We expected an attack early & vigorous. Soon after …. moved from the field & took up a position on the extreme left of the 11th corps. Commenced an advance ab’t. noon.
Skirmishing all the remainder of the day. .... When a furious attack was made upon the 11th Corps who soon abandoned their position, letting the enemy in our rear. A sanguinary engagement .... We retreated and made out to escape from their clutches Our reg't on picket. Oh! (go to May 3)
Note: by Caspar Tyler of the 141st Pennsylvania Infantry. He witnessed the death of his Cousin Logan Tyler as they were beating off the furious attack of Stonewall Jackson. 141st had the misfortune to be stationed right behind Howard's Corps as they gave away under Jackson's relentless attack.
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