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Charles S. Buell, diary

September 14, 1862

This morning the sky is hazy. Last night we lay on our arms about half a mile from Middletown. This another of Gods holy sabbaths are must be counted among the many of carnage and bloodshed. God forgive us and protect us by thy might. Give us victory for thy sons sake Amen. We are again called to fall in and pursue the retreating foe. This morning we had bushmeal for breakfast. Afternoon We started from camp 10 1/2 ock for the Blue Ridge where the action commenced and lasted all day. Gen Reno was killed. Our Regt was not brought into the engagement but two balls passed very near to me."


Name: Charles S. Buell

Unit: 8th Connecticut Infantry, Co. E

Document Information

Type: Diary


  • Soldier Life/Camp Life
  • Military/Battles

Event Location: Sharpsburg, Washington Co., MD

Document Origin: Middletown, Frederick Co., MD


Buell, Charles S. “Diary of Charles S. Buell, 8th Connecticut.” Antietam on the Web. Obtained from Accessed on February 8, 2010.