Second Michigan at Fort Sanders

“The hardships and privations of the siege were very great, the men suffering especially from want of sufficient food and clothing…

“Four companies of the Second Michigan, A, H, G and F, in command of Captain Emil Moores, occupied a short rifle pit adjoining the left rampart of Fort Saunders, being on that side of the fort not fronting the Confederates; but, on the side facing Knoxville, which was not enclosed by a wall or rampart….

“….and when the main attack was made these companies moved inside the fort defending a portion of the principal works.”

Read it all here.

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About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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