Before his martyrdom on the first day at Gettysburg, General John Reynolds commanded the Eighth Pennsylvania Reserves. Here is one of the very best memoirs of those days by one of the boys who was proud to be led by Generals Reynold’s, Meade, and McCall.

With a wonderful, self-deprecating, dry wit, Alonzo Hill tells the story of “Our Boys” of the Eighth Penn. At the Seven Days’ Battle, Second Bull Run, and at Antietam, the Pennsylvania boys fought with distinction and bravery, fought with each other on occasion, and laughed more than they cried.

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