By Charles B. Hamblen
Charles P. Hamblen's posthumous textual content presents the 1st account in additional than 25 years of infantrymen from the Nutmeg kingdom and their function in the course of the conflict of Gettysburg.Dramatic narrative is interwoven with excerpts from the letters and diaries of Connecticut's combating ranks to provide a longer evaluate of the conflict that might entice Civil struggle buffs, first-time scholars of Gettysburg, and people attracted to Connecticut heritage. unique cognizance is given to the seventeenth Connecticut regiment's individual half within the clash at Barlow's Knoll and East Cemetery Hill, together with the little-known motion on the Josiah Benner Farm on July 1, 1863.Supplemented with various images of the contributors, a lot of that have by no means sooner than been released, and distinct maps pinpointing the location of Connecticut's 5 regiments in the course of the conflict, Connecticut Yankees at Gettysburg bargains an unique retelling of the best conflict of the Civil struggle.
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Allen G. Brady of Torrington, pugnacious and controversial, had twice been passed over for a regimental command. He had first entered service on 7 May 1861 as lieutenant colonel of the 3d Connecticut Volunteers, a 90-day regiment. The regiment soon moved to Washington with Brady as its executive officer. There, his regimental commander, Col. John Arnold, "not having proved very efficient," resigned and returned to Connecticut. Brady expected promotion to command, but Connecticut governor William Buckingham gave the post to Lt.
17 Page 18 The day was hot and sultry as the 17th Connecticut marched into Gettysburg. " 18 Brig. Gen. Adelbert Ames commanded the Second Brigade of Barlow's division. When he learned from Barlow the general area to be occupied by the Second Brigade, Ames immediately sent one of his aides, Lt. Charles E. Doty of Norwalk, formerly of Company F, 17th Connecticut, to request that a detachment of the 17th proceed as rapidly as possible along the Harrisburg Road to secure a small wooden bridge spanning Rock Creek.
Gen. John B. Gordon. One of the South's most colorful leaders, Gordon was keen of mind and bold in strategy and was the epitome of the Southern gentleman. His immediate chore was to close ranks with his fellow Georgians in Dole's brigade off to his right near the Carlisle Road and force Barlow off the knoll, a dramatic entry into action. . were again advancing and pressing back Lee's left and threatening to envelop it. The Confederates were stubbornly contesting every foot of ground, but the Southern left was slowly yielding.