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By Henry Augustus Sand,Peter H. Sand,John F. McLaughlin

“Bearing aloft the flag of his state within the ultimate cost” via corporation A, 103rd long island Volunteers on the conflict of Antietam, Captain Henry Augustus Sand fell wounded. He penned a letter to his kin in Brooklyn Heights whereas mendacity at the battlefield, after which 3 extra ahead of demise of his wounds six weeks later. His entire correspondence from the sector, protecting the 1st 18 months of the Civil warfare, paints a vibrant photo of wrestle and existence in a 19th-century German-Irish immigrant family.
Captain Sand helped elevate the 103rd—known as “the German Grenadiers” and “Seward’s Infantry”—at the start of the conflict. The unit joined basic Ambrose Burnside’s 1862 campaigns in North Carolina and Virginia. His letters have been amassed and transcribed by way of his sister, Emily Isabella Rossire née Sand, and illustrated together with her personal watercolors of the Antietam battlefield and sketches through their more youthful brother, Maximilian Edward Sand.

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