America's Civil War

‘GIVE US HOOD!’

JOYOUS FAMILY TIES

Your September 2019 article “Give Us Hood!” nearly flew right off the page at me! Richard Watson York (his descendants call him Richard, not “Watt”) is my wife’s great-uncle.

As a Civil War enthusiast, I have been accumulating information about Richard for many years, including a copy of The Bloody Sixth, the history of his regiment—the 6th North Carolina. I also have his complete military record, as well as some other interesting bits of information. He had a remarkable career—most of us think of him as having been an attorney.

It is mentioned in the article that, after the war, Richard wrote “occasional articles about the regiment and what he had seen while serving.” This is the first I had heard about this, and I was wondering if you could steer me to a source where I might be able to obtain copies of

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