Thursday, September 6, 2012

On the March to Rockville

Friday, September 6, 1862

The Twentieth Massachusetts struck camp on Thursday, crossing into Maryland and arriving near Rockville this afternoon. They made camp at this location, named Camp Defiance by Second Corps Commander Edwin "Bull" Sumner.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 148-51.

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