Friday, January 25, 2013

John A. Hartshorn

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Corporal John A. Hartshorn, of Company G, lost his life incountering three rebels in the thick brush, he shot one, bayonetted another, and was himself shot dead by the third, the whole tragedy being enacted in but a few seconds. The only eyewitness, so far as the writer has information, was Colonel Cowdin, of the First Massachusets, although there may have been others. The next day the three brave men were found lying together, as they fell. This was Hartshorn's first, as well as last, battle, he having been detained in hospital, against his vigorous protests, when the regiment marched to Bull Run.

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