It was a bold attempt but we won the victory . . .

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we have made another successful attact at Newberne which we done in bold and brave courage.

There they had four large heavy guns bearing upon us but a few shells from our gunboats soon silenced that one which the rebels left and proceeded up the river…

It was a bold attempt but we won the victory driving the rebels in every direction.

Harrington 8th CT CDV letter38th Connecticut Infantry, Company C., Pvt. Cyrus B. Harrington of Canton, CT., enlisted in September 1861 and mustered in on 9/25/61. He re-enlisted on December 24, 1863. Sadly, Harrington died on the very last day of the war – the day Lee signed surrender papers – on April 9th, 1865.

As part of the 8th CT., Harrington was engaged at New Berne, seige of Ft. Macon, Antietam, Fredricksburg, Walthall Junction, Drewry’s Bluff, Cold Harbor and Fort Harrison.

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