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Battery's involvement in Battle of Fredericksburg
Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery - QM Sgt. James A. Skinner
Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery - QM Sgt. James A. Skinner Quantity in Basket: None
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Qtr. Master Sgt. James A. Skinner

4 pgs. - This interesting letter, written in mid December, talks of his battery's involvement in the Union disaster at Fredericksburg. He states ”... I think the Papers greatly exaggerate our loss and although severe I do not think it will exceed 1500 to 2000 Killed ...”. He goes on to say “... The position of the enemy was the very strongest and their Artillery of heavy caliber, so you see that our troops were fighting against great odds but nobly did they face the Enemys batteries ... we remained in our works (Battery Pettit) during the whole engagement ... but we did great damage with the “Parrotts” and we fired nearly 2000 Rounds ...”. The remainder of the letter mentions a planned visit to friends in a nearby regiment, along with local and camp news.

Boldly written in brown ink. Slight separation along the center fold and at the edges.

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