Tag Archives: Charles H. Lynch

Reflecting On The Theme: “Find A Way To Serve”

Last week Emerging Civil War announced a special fundraiser to help donate funds to help Wreaths Across America place more wreaths in Winchester National Cemetery. Since I’m one of the editors working on research and getting ready to present at … Continue reading

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Forts: Star Fort — “It Was A Hot Place”

The 18th Connecticut Regiment joined General Robert Milroy’s command at Winchester, Virginia, in May 1863. Recruited in August 1862, the unit had spent its early months of service at Fort McHenry and other Baltimore defenses before heading to the Shenandoah … Continue reading

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Along The River: Corporal Lynch’s Summer Breaks

Charles Lynch’s diary is one of my favorites for a Union soldier’s perspective on infantry fighting in the Shenandoah Valley during 1864. He promoted to corporal after the Battle of Piedmont and served with the 18th Connecticut. It’s also one … Continue reading

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He Should’ve Died (But We’re Glad He Didn’t)

That’s a terrible thing to think or say. “He should’ve died.” However, with some of the medical situations during the Civil War, it’s a thought that occasionally crosses the mind of a historian. Sometimes, there was an injury or illness … Continue reading

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