Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Single Moment in Time
The Welford House. December 11, 1862:

"We then entered the back door and passed upstairs to the front. Gilman Nichols of Company A was in advance. He found the door locked and burst it open with the butt of his musket. The moment it opened he fell dead, shot from a house on the other side of the street. Several others were wounded, but we held the house until dark, firing at a head whenever we saw one on the other side."

Lt. Jack Adams 19th Mass. Vol. Infantry

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