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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

September 08, 1862

Richmond Newspaper Quoted Georgian on Second Manassas

The Richmond Times Dispatch quoted a Georgia soldier on the events surrounding the Battle of Second Manassas.

…A letter dated Manassas, August 31st, written by a member of the 8th Georgia regiment, says: “Fighting continues; we are driving the enemy back.” The following casualties are mentioned as occurring in the regiment. Col. Towers and Capt. Dawson, Acting Major. wounded; Capt. Phenizy, killed; Capt. Huley, mortally wounded. The regiment went into the fight 150 to 200 strong, and had 56 killed and wounded. The Yankees have removed the monument erected in memory of the gallant Bartow, near Robertson’s house. …