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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2021 9:29 p.m. PST

….of Fredericksburg

"In Part One of this post, I described Stephen Crane's Civil War short story, "The Little Regiment," with an overview of the narrative, its match to the general setting and timeline of the December 1862 battle of Fredericksburg, the fictional regiment's connection to the actual Second Corps of the Army of the Potomac, Crane's visit to the battlefield in 1896, and the adaptation of the story for television in 1954. In Part Two of the post, let's consider a possible source of inspiration for his tale.

Ahead of the spoilers below, I again encourage you to read Crane's text as first published, in June 1896 in McClure's Magazine (beginning on page two of the public-domain pdf here): The Little Regiment…"

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