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

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

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