Monday, August 27, 2012

Sailing up the Chesapeake Bay toward Washington

Wednesday, August 27, 1862

On Monday the Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment boarded an old Collins steamer named "Atlantic" and sailed up the Chesapeake Bay, arriving at Acquia Creek this afternoon at 3:00 P.M. They had expected to disembark at Acquia Creek, but instead they sailed on to Alexandria.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 143.

No comments:

Post a Comment