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James H. Clark, memoir

in reference to September 1862

“We reached Frederick City, Md., on the morning of September 17th, 1862. A few days previous, McClellan had driven the rebels out of the city, and fighting took place in the very streets, much to the terror of a large majority of the inhabitants, who were loyal. The people told us that the rebels had pulled down all the Union flags, and in several instances, had tied them to the tails of cows and horses, and trailed them in the dust through the streets to taunt the Union citizens. The Confederate officers cleared out all the Union stores and eating saloons paying their victims in rebel currency, thereby ruining many business men; while not a dollar's worth of goods was taken from any disloyal person.”


Name: James H. Clark

Unit: 115th Regiment New York Volunteers, Co. H

Document Information

Type: Memoir


  • Soldier/Civilian Interaction

Event Location: Frederick City, Frederick Co., MD

Document Origin: N/A


Clark, James H. The Iron Hearted Regiment: Being an Account of the Battles, Marches and Gallant Deeds Performed by the 115th Regiment N. Y. Vols. Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1865, 27-8.