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“far, Far From Home”The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson Third South Carolina Volunteers$
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Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780195086645

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.001.0001

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“Never Did Troops Fight Better Than Ours.”

“Never Did Troops Fight Better Than Ours.”

Letters 91 through 104

May 1863 through June 1863

(p.223) 7 “Never Did Troops Fight Better Than Ours.”
“far, Far From Home”

Guy R. Everson

Edward H. Simpson

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This chapter presents Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to his family in South Carolina dated from May to June 1863. These letters tell about the battle between the Union Army's Joe Hooker and the Confederate Army's Robert E. Lee during the Maryland Campaign. Tally also describes how Lafayette McLawsʼ division prevented John Sedgwick's attempt to cross Fredericksburg in order to get behind Lee and threaten him from the rear.

Keywords:   wartime letters, Tally Simpson, Maryland Campaign, Joe Hooker, Robert E. Lee, Lafayette McLaw, John Sedgwick, Union Army, Confederate Army

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