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12th N.H. Regiment

Point Lookout, Md., August 11th, 1863 ____________ Mr. Editor: I suppose that long before this you have heard of the whereabouts of the 12th, and know something of our situation; but perhaps a few lines, relative to our proceedings of late, and of our present good fortune may prove acceptable. My last letter to the Gazette was written while we were at Green Springs, Md. Since we left that place, up to the time of our coming to this place, we have shared, in common with this army the hardships and privations incident to a hard march. I would like to give you a detailed account of our adventures, but neither time nor space will permit. We marched through many places of interest, which shall long live upon the pages of history. We passed over the bloody fields of South Mountain Antietam, and Sharpsburg. The evidences of the great battles fought at these places are fearfully apparent. The long lines of soldier’s graves speak plainer than words of the many brave and noble men who have sacrificed their lives upon their country’s altar. There are other evidences of the dreadful scenes which have there been enacted; but none so great as the humble gray of the soldier. We left the Army of the Potomac on the 27th of July at Warrenton, taking the cars at that place for Washington. we remained in Washington until the 30th when we came here. This is a very pleasant place, forming the extreme southern point of Md. For some time past there has been a large hospital located here named the Hammand Hospital....

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