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Potts, Thomas
T Potts: Verses Dedicated to the 128th New York Regt. Civil War Broadside 1862
n.p, 1862. Unrecorded Letterpress BroadsidePotts, Thomas.Verses Dedicated to the 128th New York Regt.[Baltimore]: n.p., n.d. [ca. 1862]. 1 sheet. 11 3/4x 5 3/4 inches. First edition. A very good copy with moderate staining mostly to margins, bottom right corner trimmed, slight wear at folds. Item #42904 Company E of the 128th New York Regiment (drawn from Kinderhook, Chatham, Valatie, Hillsdale and Austerlitz) was organized at Camp Kelly in Hudson, New York and mustered in September 1862, leaving for Washington D.C. via New York City to Camp Millington, outside of Baltimore, where the regiment practiced drill, was set up just outside of Baltimore. When General J.E.B. Stuart's Confederates approached Gettysburg, the 128th was sent on a rapid jaunt to Gettysburg to engage the enemy but Stuart retreated upon learning of the Union Army's approach and no engagement was to be had. "In Gettysburg we lay that day / All anxious for a brush / But the Rebels did not seem inclined / To gratify our wish./ When they heard that we were coming/ South Mountain they passed o'er." In December 1862 the regiment headed south by ship to join General Nathaniel Banks' Department of the Gulf whose ultimate goal would be to open the Mississippi River to the Union. Sickness and disease devastated the ranks as the ship sailed to New Orleans. Thomas Potts (b.1836?), from Kinderhook, the author of this piece, was discharged shortly after arrival for a disability, on Feb 9 (or 6), 1863. We have been unable to locate any other copies of this broadside in OCLC or other sources. Subject: Americana ABAA, ILA … [Click Below for Full Description]
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