Thursday, October 11, 2012

Returnees from Ball's Bluff and New Recruits

Saturday, October 11, 1862

During the week the Twentieth Massachusetts regained some strength in numbers. The regiment welcomed fifty of their men who returned after wounding or capture at Ball's Bluff in October 1861. Thirty new recruits arrived at camp and joined the regiment. Lieutenant William Milton returned after his wounding at Antietam, and Lieutenant Arthur Curtis returned to camp.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 178.

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