Sunday, March 11, 2012

On the March

Tuesday, March 11, 1862

The regiment broke their camp near Poolesville, named Camp Lee, the new name given to Camp Foster. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Francis Palfrey, they marched eight miles to the mouth of the Monocacy River and boarded canal boats to the Point of Rocks.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 78.

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