photo by @Buckeye Bill https://civilwartalk.com/threads/officers-of-the-famous-irish-brigade.116306/#post-1294158
Private William McCarter was an immigrant in the famous Irish Brigade. He and his comrades would make a heroic and futile charge against the Confederates secure behind the Stone Wall at the Battle of Fredericksburg. McCarter was hit during the charge, but not killed. This is his story of survival on the battlefield after the last Union attack had failed but the killing went on as wounded Union soldiers trapped between the lines were slowly exterminated.
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