WB Rogers and the 36th Massachusetts...continued


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fitzgerc

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I took a break from telling the story of my ancestor. I'm back. Here's the link to the latest post:
https://leaftwigandstem.blogspot.com/2018/07/resuming-story-of-w-b-rogers.html
The next entry will be the Battle of Fredericksburg. Now in doing my due diligence I found a cool map on the National Parks site that gives the locations of all the regiments on the battlefield. The 36th and two it was allied ( a NY regiment I think) with are absent from the map. I later found a reference to them being "held in reserve". Anyone know anything about this? Can anyone point me toward the best sources for pictures, maps etc. The next post will be an important one and I like to include lots of graphics.
 

Drew

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I later found a reference to them being "held in reserve". Anyone know anything about this?
It means what it says. "Held in reserve" meant held back, in safety, to be called upon should something go wrong. We need to know where he was "held in reserve" to help you.

"Reserve" troops often got clobbered, it just depends when and where.
 


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