Book Avery Harris Civil War journal / edited by Peter Tomasak.
Associated Name: Tomasak, Peter, editor.
Publication year: 
Call Number E527.5 143rd .H37 2000
Media class: Book
Publisher: [Luzerne, Pennsylvania?] : Luzerne National Bank
ISBN: 0967856108 9780967856100
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Extent: A-C, 240 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"The 143rd Pa. Vol. Reg., Army of the Potomac, one regiment of three of the now famous "Bucktail Brigade," spent over two months at Camp Luzerne, in Luzerne, Pa. While here, they were trained in movements and marches. Avery Harris, the author of this two and half year recollection, recalled his days spent in the camp as very pleasant. But it did not last long. Their first major battle was at Gettysburg, Pa. on July 1, 1863, which Harris recalls in detail. His personal recollections gives the reader an insight of what this regiment had encountered. This book gives the regiment their rightful due after over 130 years of silence." -- Back cover.
Foreword / Richard A. Sauers -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introductory remarks by Avery Harris -- Getting into service ; Cause of the war. -- Camp Luzerne. -- Leaving Camp Luzerne ; Armed & equipified ; Harrisburg, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Camps Casey & Slocum. -- Leaving a detestable camp ; Good-bye to so much red tape ; To the front : Camp Dana. -- Grand review ; Reconnaissance to Fort Royal ; Battle of Chancellorsville ; More of Stone's hardness. -- We leave Belle Plains barren waste and start for Gettysburg in haste. -- One word tells the story, Gettysburg, Pa. -- A horrid soul trying 24 hrs. ; Coincidental good news from General Grant and for him ; Williamsport. -- Guarding the post commissary ; On the Rapid Ann qui vive ; Following Lee ; Heading him off ; Thoroughfare Gap ; Freezing at Bristoe Station. -- Thoroughfare Gap ; Lost diary ; Cut colonel's hair and ear ; A cold night ; Rapid Ann again ; In winter quarters at Culpepper, Va. -- Camp Culpepper continued ; My good winter quarters and needing them and how we got them ; The first days opening of Wilderness. -- A continuation of the Wilderness Battle -- The first left flank movement ; Repeated charges upon impregnable works at Laurel Hill ; Spotsylvania. -- Spotsylvania ; McCreary dismissed and our disgrace ; North Anna ; Bethesda Church. -- Leave Chickahoming for James River and Petersburg ; Another batch of patriotic braves. -- My young buddy is killed ; Picket line experiences ; More about my pledge ; Capture of the Weldon R.R. -- A battle to our advantage for once ; Rheams Station ; Voting for a president under the range of the Reb artillery. -- Breaking camp ; In face of winter ; Weldon R.R. raid ; Destruction follows us in our wake. -- Battle at Hatchers Run ; Leaving the front -- Hart Island ; Visit veteran grand sire ; War ends ; Assassination of Lincoln. -- Closing up ; Getting out of service.