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By Henry Augustus Sand,Peter H. Sand,John F. McLaughlin

“Bearing aloft the flag of his nation within the ultimate cost” through corporation A, 103rd big apple Volunteers on the conflict of Antietam, Captain Henry Augustus Sand fell wounded. He penned a letter to his kin in Brooklyn Heights whereas mendacity at the battlefield, after which 3 extra sooner than demise of his wounds six weeks later. His whole correspondence from the sphere, overlaying the 1st 18 months of the Civil battle, paints a shiny photograph of wrestle and lifestyles in a 19th-century German-Irish immigrant family.
Captain Sand helped increase the 103rd—known as “the German Grenadiers” and “Seward’s Infantry”—at the start of the battle. The unit joined basic Ambrose Burnside’s 1862 campaigns in North Carolina and Virginia. His letters have been amassed and transcribed by way of his sister, Emily Isabella Rossire née Sand, and illustrated along with her personal watercolors of the Antietam battlefield and sketches by way of their more youthful brother, Maximilian Edward Sand.

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