Saturday, November 21, 2009

Our report from which we copy . . .

. . . enumerates the Fifteenth Iowa infantry amongst the regiments that ran on Sunday morning when attacked in camp by the enemy. Another report has it the 16th Iowa. Whatever maybe the truth in that respect it seems to be conceded that there was no disgrace attached to the movement, and so far at the 15th is concerned the heavy loss of the regiment, and the fact that three field officers were wounded indicate that they must have done some hard fighting during the progress of the battle.

It is useless, however, to undertake to speculate without a broader foundation of facts.

– Published in The Gate City, Keokuk, Iowa, Tuesday, April 15, 1862

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