123rd New York Infantry soldier (Martin) writes of Battle of Peachtree Creek

HQ, 1st Div. supply train, 3 miles north of Atlanta, Ga. 7/23/64

Martin writes:

“…The regiment was in a fight the 20th and lost heavily… our brigade was used up pretty badly. John Darcy was shot through the head & died… the ball went in the back side of his head and came out over his eye…

George Donly… was killed…

The Regiment lost 88 men killed & wounded… the 141st N.Y. had every of … but 2 killed… our men had no breastworks and lost heavily… they tried to break our center, but failed… they are building breaskworks within a few rods of the rebel works… lots of dead rebels that are not buried on the battlefield, the maggots crawling over them…”

This letters is in the summer 2018 catalog of:

http://brianandmariagreen.tripod.com/webonmediacontents/CWnl99.pdf

To learn more about the 123rd NY Infantry

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