Sharon M. Parnell Sholes
Cathy J. Parnell Vance
"On the battle ground at Chancellorville the winter rain washed open the shallow Union and Confederate graves...It grew dark and we built a fire. The dead were all around us; their eyeless skulls seemed to stare steadily at us...The tree swayed and sighed gently in the soft wind. As we sat smoking...An infantry soldier who had been prying[into the ground] with his bayonet suddenly rolled a skull on the ground before us and said in a deep low voice: That is what you are all coming to, and some of you will start it tomorrow".
a green private remembers The Wilderness, 1864
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