Fox’s Gap in Maryland

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”

“Willcox recalled one particularly moving incident: 'Sitting on the stone fence [was] the body of a little boy in gray, a musician, perfectly dead and rigid, his arm extended and finger pointing towards our lines.'15”

“15  Orlando Willcox is quoted in Ernst,
To Afraid to Cry, 102, and in Steven R. Stotelmyer, “The Truth About Wise's Well: Setting the Record Straight on South Mountain,” Blue and Gray (October 1990). The “little incident” is recounted by Willcox in the chapter of his memoirs entitled “South Mountain and Antietam,” in Scott, ed., Forgotten Valor, 357.”

Excerpt From: Brian Matthew Jordan. “Unholy Sabbath.” iBooks.

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