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Nelson L. Wandell, A Civil War record of Company K, 9th Vermont Volunteers, June 4, 1862-June 23, 1865

Soldiers'  Monument and band stand, Brattleboro, Vt.

Soldiers' Monument and band stand, Brattleboro, Vt.

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Soldier of Vermont 9th Infantry

Unidentified soldier of

Vermont 9th Infantry

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Prints and Photographs Division

Location
Brooks Memorial Library Brattleboro, Vt. External Link
Background
Nelson L. Wandell was a native of New York State. He served with Company K, 9th Vermont Volunteers during the Civil War; after the war, he moved to San Francisco, Calif., where he worked as a merchant for many years.
Contents
This Civil War narrative written by Nelson L. Wandell, who enlisted in Brattleboro, Vt., on June 4, 1862, gives the time and place of every movement made by the 9th Vt. during its three years of service.
"Sept. 14th. Sunday [1862], Went this morning on picket guard with the Co. on outside picket. The rebels commenced Shelling us at 12 Oclock M, The third Md. Picket boys run at the first fire up to the woods. The rebels fired at us until[l] 5 Oclock P.M. We began to look out for their Skirmishers. Just as the sun was going down they advanced. Gen. A.P. Hill's brigade to flank us on the left, they filed down the hill opposite through a cornfield. We retreated (up) at the hill and were fired on by their advances. Retreated behind a rail fence and collected the pickets to make a Stand.
Here we fired several rounds and the rebels advanced in good order. We were not strong enough to withstand them, again we retreated, but kept up a steady fire. We formed again behind a rail fence and some stumps and bushes. Here we were reinforced by the 32d Ohio.
It was getting to be quite dark and the men were hollering out your shooting our own men. Here we made a Stand for half an hour and then retreated towards the fort to a better position. The rebels did not advance on us. At nine Oclock P.M., we went down to the cross roads on the Charleston pike and staid all night."

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