Chapter

“I Was in the Hottest Part of the Fight.”

Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson

in “far, Far From Home”

Published in print July 1994 | ISBN: 9780195086645
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853946 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.003.0005
“I Was in the Hottest Part of the Fight.”

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This chapter presents Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to his family in South Carolina dated from September 1862 to January 1863. These letters were about the Third South Carolina's participation in the battles of Second Manassas, Maryland Heights and Sharpsburg. These battles were the hottest part of the war, with the Confederate Army suffering a total of 84 casualties out of the 266 officers and men that fought.

Keywords: wartime letters; Tally Simpson; Battle of Second Manassas; Battle of Maryland Heights; Battle of Sharpsburg; Confederate Army

Chapter.  16546 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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