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Farb Slacker
08-02-2009, 02:05 PM
Here is a nice magazine piece on Nathan Huntley Edgerton who won the Medal of Honor with the 6th US Colored Infantry at New Market Heights.

http://oregonmag.com/FletcherCivilWar809.html

reb64
08-03-2009, 07:29 PM
Here is a nice magazine piece on Nathan Huntley Edgerton who won the Medal of Honor with the 6th US Colored Infantry at New Market Heights.

http://oregonmag.com/FletcherCivilWar809.html


A gallant action, but perhaps they should have also given some merit to the brave defenders facing 20,000 Union troops with only a fcouple of thousand souls.

sbl
08-03-2009, 07:58 PM
Well Rob....you write an article.

reb64
08-12-2009, 10:36 PM
Well Rob....you write an article.


My words would not do justice. Just a foot soldier looking for balance in a world without it.

sbl
08-13-2009, 07:44 AM
My words would not do justice. Just a foot soldier looking for balance in a world without it.



http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/rusticsigns_2065_675098880

jthlmnn
08-13-2009, 10:47 AM
This a brief biography of one Medal of Honor recipient: his life before the war, his career in the army-particularly the 6th USCT, his actions and those of comrades that merited the medal, and his life after the war. An article about the battle itself would require props to the opponent. The brevity of the piece and the focus being a specific individual, saying nice things about the opponent is not necessary.

Back to (then) Lt. Edgerton & the 6th USCT: There was one more soldier in the 6th who deserves mention in this context.

"When Edgerton began to reel and stumble due to the loss of blood, Sergeant Alex-ander Kelly of Company F grabbed the flag and carried it from the field. Edgerton mi-raculously survived his wound. Under similar conditions that day, Sgt. Maj. Thomas Hawkins of Company C also retrieved the flag. All three eventually received the Medal of Honor for their bravery." Camp William Penn’s Black Soldiers In Blue - November ‘99 America’s Civil War Feature, http://www.historynet.com/camp-william-penns-black-soldiers-in-blue-november-99-americas-civil-war-feature.htm/4