Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Civil War Memoir: J. Byron Lovell 28th New York Volunteer Infantry

The following is from Grand Army of the Republic ~ Department of New York ~ Personal War Sketches of the Members of Charles P. Sprout Post No. 76, of Lockport

Sprout who was with the New York 28th Infantry was killed in Action at Cedar Mountain, Virginia on August 9, 1862

J. Byron Lovell
Born Tompkins, New York
Company “C”, 28th New York Volunteer Infantry

…My first experience in battle was the 1st Winchester engagement, then followed 2nd Winchester, Point of Rocks, Ball’s Bluff, Chantilly, Rappahannock, Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, and 2nd Bull Run….

The most important event in my military experience was the battle of Cedar Mountain, Va., where the Regiment was almost annihilated. Colonel Dudley Donnelly and Adjutant Charles P. Sprout were killed, and Lieut. Colonel Brown lost an arm, and Major Warren rec’d 5 wounds and was left upon the field 36 hours, and was finally brought off and eventually recovered.

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