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Porter, Wales (CT, Eight Volunteer Infantry)


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ANTIETAM BATTLE VETERAN

Name: Porter, Wales
Address: Waterbury, Conn.

Confederate:
G. A. R. Yes

Able To Travel: Yes No Partially Blind.

Descendants:
Wales F. Meisinger, (Grandson)
1470, N. Main St.,
Waterbury. Conn.       

Rank, Company, etc: Private in Co. 1, Eight Conn. Volunteers Inf. which part of the 9th Corps under Maj. Gen. Burnside.

Remarks: Stationed on the extreme left of the Army below "Burnside Bridge" remembers the battle quiet well.
While the fighting was heavy, at the Bridge, he was sent as part of a detachment to cross the stream below the Bridge, and attempt to take the heights on the opposite side; but the Confederate soldiers had all but one cannon covered with brush and as the attempt was made to charge them they uncovered approximately five more batteries, with the result that the Union men had to seek refuge back of a board fence.

Later in the day when the Confederated were being pushed back, the eight Conn. 16th Conn, and 4th. R. Island were partially surrounded and a great number captured when reinforcements to the Confederate Army, arrived from Harper's Ferry, which they had captured, dressed in blue uniforms and carrying the Stars & Stripes. The high corn made it impossible to tell who they were until they opened fire on the Union men. After the men of the 8th Conn had used all their ammunition they retired to the other side of the Antietam, their retreat being covered by the Eleventh Ohio.




ID:
wccv086

Creator:
Wales F. Meisinger

Rights:
Doug Bast, Boonsborough Museum of History

Date:
1937

Collection Location:
Boonsborough Museum of History

Original Size:
28 x 22 cms

Subject:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Registers; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans--Portraits.

Coverage:
1937

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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