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Posted By: Andy MacIsaac on: 01/14/2014 14:18:35 EDT
Subject: RE: Book and letter

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Kip, survivors from the regiment Including Frederick Low and Charles Hamiln (Son of the VP) began writing McCallister in the mid 1880's and one of his replies was reprinted as a handout that was used at various reunions of the regiment. What I find interesting in these letters is that there is no mention of Daniel Chaplin, who was in command of the Brigade on June 18th. In the published collection of letters McCallister wrote just days after the charge in 1864 he criticizes Chaplin for not doing more to get his men off the field. From my review of the evidence the quest of Low,Hamlin and others points to an unresolved issue the survivors had in finding out who was responsible for ordering the charge while also protecting the memory of Chaplin as the 'father of the regiment'
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