Monday, September 17, 2012

I think I die in victory’ says letter home from Springfield native Wilder Dwight wounded at Antietam


Near Sharpsburg. Sept. 17th 1862.

On the field

Dear Mother,

It is a misty moisty morning. We are engaging the enemy and are drawn up in support of Hooker who is now banging away most briskly. I write in the saddle to send you my love and to say that I am very well so far —

Dearest mother, I am wounded so as to be helpless. Good bye if so it must be I think I die in victory. God defend our country. I trust in God & love you all to the last

Dearest love to father & all my dear brothers. Our troops have left the part of the field where I lay —

Mother, yrs

Wilder

All is well with those that have faith

Today marks the 150 anniversary of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American history.

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