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Journal entry by Sergeant George Buckman of Company G, 1st Minnesota, about seeing General Meade– November 28, 1863

Filed under: Civil War Daybook — Lori Williamson @ 9:00 am

Partial transcription of Buckman’s journal entry:
In line of battle in Orange […] Road Va. 28th Nov 1863.
Reville sounded at 3 oclock in the morning of the 26th. On going out I found it to be a bright moonlight morning, clear and frosty. By daybreak we commenced moving in the direction of Germania Ford on the Rapidan River. […] while the column was resting, I had a fair opportunity of seeing Gen’l Meade, who stood walking to and fro under a large Oak by the side of the road, his mind evidently engrossedin the movement of his army. Success and failure, I have no doubt, alternately occupied his thoughts.  Who can tell what great responsibility rests upon him! […]
During the remainder of the day was sharp skirmishing. The Lt Col of the 72 Pa was killed, and the Col (Joslyn) of the 15 Mass wounded and taken prisoner. [...]


See full entry here: 1863-11-28_Buckman_combined

Citation: November 28, 1863, Sergeant George Buckman journal entry. George Buckman Civil War Papers, 1861-1864, 1897. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2662]

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