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Troops of the 20th AC, 2nd Division, Crossing the North Edisto River at Night, South Carolina (recto).
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
Sager, G. J.
February 12-13, 1865
New-York Historical Society
Drawing: Graphite on paper. 5 1/4 x 7 5/8 in. Line of soldiers crossing a stream by moonlight on planks balanced over the water. Trees and tall grass on either side of stream.
United States. Army. Corps, 20thSoldiersRivers--South CarolinaEdisto River (S.C.)
Drawings (visual works)
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The movements of the 20th Army Corps were described by a soldier in a nearby company, whose regiment was delayed by the events illustrated by this drawing and its inscription: 'Sunday Febry 12th 1865 Ordered to start at 6 but it was near 8 am before we were under way. our brigade having the rear - Marched about 10 mile and went into camp at one P.M. 2 mile from the north Edisto River & 6 from Orangeburgh. 1st and 2nd Divs are crossing the river this evening. Dept Hdqrs is at Orangeburgh tonight. It was thought yesterday that the enemy would certainly give us battle today at the Edisto River but nary fight. Monday Febry 13 1865 Up at 4 and left at 5 a.m. but it was nearly 8 a.m. before we crossed Edisto River.' Excerpted from Cornelius C. Platter Civil War Diary, 1864 - 1865, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia.