“I Was in the Hottest Part of the Fight.”
Letters 62 through 75
September 1862 through January 1863
This chapter presents Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to his family in South Carolina dated from September 1862 to January 1863. These letters were about the Third South Carolina's participation in the battles of Second Manassas, Maryland Heights and Sharpsburg. These battles were the hottest part of the war, with the Confederate Army suffering a total of 84 casualties out of the 266 officers and men that fought.
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