One Hundredth Pennsylvania

Longtime war comrades of the Seventy-Ninth New York Cameron Highlanders, the Hundredth Pennsylvania infantry helped defend Fort Sanders, even if their flag embroiderer couldn’t spell it.

They called themselves “The Roundheads,” an apparent allusion to the English Civil War, in which the supporters of Parliament were called Roundheads. In that war, the Roundheads opposed the royalist Cavaliers, from whom the original Southern Americans often were said to have descended.

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About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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