Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Camp Tyler

Friday, May 23, 1862

At 7:30 AM the Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment began a fifteen-mile march along the Richmond and York River Railroad with the One Hundred and Sixth Pennsylvania regiment. By nightfall they made camp near the estate of former President John Tyler and named their new camp in his honor.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 88-89.

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