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By Dominick Mazzagetti

Lucien A. Voorhees and William Mackenzie Thompson left Flemington, New Jersey, in excessive spirits in September 1862 as enlisted males within the fifteenth New Jersey Regiment to hitch the struggle for the Union. They anticipated to do their responsibility and go back domestic successful briefly order. at the march South Voorhees and Thompson each one begun a correspondence with the neighborhood newspapers again domestic to explain their actions as squaddies within the military of the Potomac. inside simply weeks in their departure from domestic they got here head to head with the realities of warfare on the conflict of Fredericksburg. those younger males proved to be nice writers in addition to patriots. Their letters, brief or lengthy, express their emotions and the occasions they witnessed in bright and colourful language. They quickly chanced on that their provider could call for nice sacrifice. 'True Jersey Blues' provides Voorhees' and Thompson's bright debts of existence at the march, fierce firefights, and daily occupations express a real feel of the Civil battle as skilled by way of the lads enlisted to struggle. The letters from Voorhees and Thompson hide the interval from the muster of the fifteenth Regiment at Flemington (August 1862) throughout the wrestle deaths of either writers at Spotsylvania (May 1864). the warriors inform the tale of 2 failed Federal attacks on Fredericksburg, a race to Gettysburg, the next chase after the military of Northern Virginia, court-martials, executions, a costume parade for President Lincoln, wooden responsibility, 'contrabands' (escaped slaves) entering the Union strains, and the actions contrived to maintain themselves busy in iciness camp. those males by no means misplaced their religion within the reason they have been scuffling with for or their love of domestic. Their pens went silent at Spotsylvania within the spring of 1864 the place they sacrificed their lives for the reason they believed in. right here, Voorhees and Thompson inform their tale of the Civil battle and their struggle for victory.

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