Reprise: Voices Carry Farther in fog

The novel’s Sergeant Timothy Chase and Private Jeremiah Mahoney of the Twenty-Ninth Massachusetts huddled in the Union trenches just south of Fort Sanders in a foggy dawn.

They whispered to each other, and to the rest of their diminished company, because they didn’t wish to alert the Confederate enemy in their front. They were aware of the well-known fact that sound carries farther in a fog.

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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