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15th Mass. Soldier’s Letter – Ball’s Bluff Battle – “I threw my cartridge box and belt into the Potomac and took my gun and started across. When I got about half way across, I went down and like to have gone down the second time when I dropped my gun.” “The men was shot all around.” “I saw Col. Baker when he was shot and helped carry him off the field. He was shot by 5 bullets.”
It isn’t often that we find a letter from the famous 15th Massachusetts regiment regarding the devastation at Ball’s Bluff. This one is a winner, even mentioning the death of Col. Baker. The letter is four pages in ink. It has several small holes, but nothing too serious. A wonderful content letter.

The writer, Edwin E. Rindge, was a 26-year old shoe maker from Oxford, Mass. While he made it across the Potomac without losing his life, less than a year later he was wounded at the battle of Antietam and died from his wounds.

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