Category Archives: Hundredth Pennsylvania

Private Henderson George

A post-war picture of the Hundredth Pennsylvania Regiment diarist. Advertisements

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Regimental Histories: Hundredth Pennsylvania

Campaigning With the Roundheads. This 1995 history, which is unfortunately not a POD and therefore out-of-print (and so pricey at $59 a copy), nevertheless is built on extensive soldiers’ reminiscences—including details of the regiment’s defense of Fort Sanders.

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Enroute to Vicksburg

More from Hundredth Pennsylvania Regiment Private Henderson George’s good diary. The Hundredth, which helped defend Fort Sanders, journeyed down the Mississippi River beforehand to join the siege of Vicksburg: “As we steam along there is constant danger of being fired … Continue reading

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Much in need of clothing and shoes

The Rebels at Knoxville? Absolutely, but not in this case. More from Hundredth Pennsylvania Private Henderson George’s good diary: “Thirteenth day of the siege. Weather clear and cold. Troops in good heart since the fight yesterday, although subsisting on chopped … Continue reading

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“…wove telegraph wire around the stumps…”

Hundredth Pennsylvania Private Henderson George recorded his observations on the Union preparations for the Rebel attack on the northwest bastion within a few hours of the end of the fight: “As an entanglement, our troops during the course of the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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