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Joseph N. Haynes Papers
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Haynes was from Dover, N. H. and enlisted in Company J, 10th New Hampshire Regiment. The regiment
became a unit in Hawkins’ Zouave Brigade, Burnside’s Division and was called the Irish Regiment.
Haynes to his father Dec. 21, 1862 about the Battle of Fredericksburg:
Thursday, Dec. 11 Our batteries opened fire on the rebels from their side of the river and the
roaring of cannons was tremendous on both sides all day long. When it came night we crossed the
river on pontoon bridges…Saturday there was general engagement…Our regiment was sent out on picket
in the morning. About 10 o’clock the pickets were drove in and our troops came out of the city and
advanced towards the enemies’ works on the heights about half or three-fourths of a mile from the
city. They commenced in earnest then and the shells and bullets flew around our heads like hail.
Guide to Civil War Materials
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library - Duke University
Compiled November 2001 by Janie Morris
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