Re: The Eighth New York at the Battle of Cross Keys
What a great read!! It will be a valuble tool to use when I attend Shenandoah '62 event in June, where we will portray the 8Th NY at Cross Keys!! Especially the part where they describe how the men of the 8th were clothed and outfitted.....ie, not having knapsacks, but using blanket rolls instead, cartridge box on waist belt instead of sling. Great info, thanks for sharing!!
In memory of my GG Uncle, Pvt. John Thurston,
7th Va Inf Co. I (Holcombe Guards), Kemper's Brigade, Pickett's Division,
wounded and taken prisoner 3 July 1863.