John B. Gordon

Stiles/Akin

Sergeant Major
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“I dropped down on the ground for a much-needed rest. In a few moments I was sound asleep. A slightly elevated mound of earth served for a pillow. Frequently during the night I attempted to brush away from my head what I thought in my slumber was a twig or limb of the underbrush in which I was lying. My horror can be imagined when I discovered, the next morning, that it was the hand of a dead soldier sticking out above the shallow grave which had been my pillow and in which h...e had only been partly covered.”
- John B. Gordon
General,
Confederate States Army
June 30, 1862
> following the Battle of Glendale, or Frayser’s Farm
 

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