Grandfather Served at Battles of Bull Run and Antietam

Diary reveals fighting of Union soldiers at Bull Run and Antietam, and guard duty at Washington City.

| Good Old Days

My grandfather was in the Civil War, and I have a diary he kept during the time. He was among the Union soldiers in an Ohio regiment that served in Washington City and the battles of Bull Run and Antietam.

On Aug. 23, 1862, he wrote, "Went through Washington City."

24th, "Got out of cars at Washington Station."

26th, "Went to guard General Pope's headquarters."

27th, "Went to battleground that evening, the wounded still on the field, stayed on the field all night, buried the dead, then went to Bull Run."

Sept. 17th, "Battle of Antietam."

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