Saturday, November 15, 2008

Colonel Childs, KIA at Antietam. . .

Fellow blogger and Civil War historian extraordinaire Eric Wittenberg has a great post on a forgotten Union cavalry leader, Colonel James Childs of the 4th Pennsylvania. Childs was one of just a handful of Federal cavalrymen to fall at Antietam, and was among the eleven regimental officers in the Army of the Potomac to lose his life during America's bloodiest single-day battle.
Click here to read more about the life of Colonel Childs.

1 comment:

Eric Wittenberg said...

Thanks for the kind words, John. For some reason, this post is especially popular. I'm glad I decided to put the spotlight on Colonel Childs, who died a hero.

Eric