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Charles S. Buell, diary

September 14-15, 1862

“These two days will always be in my memory as the hardest of this campaign. Just two weeks yesterday we commenced this march and have kept it up night and day living on hard tack and occasionally a bit of fresh beef boiled. It is hard but we will never submit to Rebbeldom [sic] though we have to go through Hardships and privations to the bitter end.”


Name: Charles S. Buell

Unit: 8th Connecticut Infantry, Co. E

Document Information

Type: Diary


  • Military/Battles
  • Soldier Reactions/Opinions

Event Location: Sharpsburg, Washington Co., MD

Document Origin: Sharpsburg, Washington Co., MD


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