Relative quiet along sunken road at Antietam.–Diary of Josiah Marshall Favill.

[September 18th]

At break of day all fell in, expecting a renewal of the battle, but no movement was ordered and the men walked about trying to pull themselves together.

In the rear of our lines the officers moved about in comparative safety, but any attempt to cross the sunken road on the right intersecting our line at a right angle was almost always fatal. I crossed twice, however, without being hit, having to take orders to the Fifty-second, which lay on the other side of the road. No change in our position occurred during either the day or following night, and we shivered again without other protection than a pretty thin blanket.


Diary of a Young Officer–Josiah Marshall Favill (57th New York Infantry)

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