Corp. Benjamin Strong Steen, Co. C, 14th New York State Militia, On the Cause of the Defeat

6 12 2022

The following is an extract of a letter from a Corporal of the 14th Regiment, formerly an employee in the Eagle office: –

“Camp Porter, July 22, 1861.

I have been spared by the will of God, although in the battle I had given myself up for lost, as grape shot fell around me like hail, and shell mowed down our ranks. We were overpowered by numbers, but even as it was, if the regulars had supported us we would have driven the enemy back from their position. * * *

Benj. S. Steen

Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle, 7/24/1861

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