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Battle of Rheatown


Our losses in this last fight a Pugh’s hill was more serious than at any time today. Giltner alone lost about 50 killed, wounded & missing out of his reg’t -- most of whom it is hoped will come up. Three of his captains…were lost.
The loss of the Enemy must have been severe, as our men fired deliberately, & sometimes at 50 paces. We learned from a prisoner that they lost 60 this morning at Henderson’s mill. They must have lost more both at Rheatown & Pugh’s Hill.
So, without food or rest, we marched 35 miles [sic] and fought four times [sic] since yesterday morning I never was so exhausted [sic]….”
Diary of Edward O. Guerrant, September 11, 1863.

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Battle of Rheatown

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