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Slapjacks Along the Big Black

I found this great little bit in Osborne H. Oldroyd’s A Soldier’s Story of the Siege of Vicksburg. Oldroyd served with Company E of the 20th Ohio. His account, published in 1885, featured an introduction by Bvt. Maj. Gen. Manning … Continue reading

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On the Battlefield, Among the Dead and Dying, We Get to Know Each Other Better

Following the May 14, 1863, battle of Jackson, Mississippi, Private Osborn H. Oldroyd of the 20th Ohio had the chance to walk across the battlefield. His unit, part of Maj. Gen. John Logan’s division, did not get into the day’s … Continue reading

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