Monday, July 20, 2009
I was late arriving home from work, as per usual, and found an email alerting me that John Quattrucci’s Raynham Call story on Medal of Honor recipient Frederick C. Anderson of the 18th Massachusetts is on line. Click here to read Part One of Anderson’s story.
This is exciting stuff for all of us at Touch the Elbow, because, outside of this Blog and our Web site, which is badly in need of updating, there’s so little information out there on our favorite Regiment, including books.
We’ll link to Part Two next Monday.
Toward the end of March we were contacted by John Quattrucci, a reporter for the Massachusetts based Raynham Call. John, the recipient of national awards for his coverage of local high school sports, as well as a history buff, was trying to gather information for a story on a former Raynham resident who marched off to war in 1861 and won the Nation’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor.
Part One of Fredrick C. Anderson’s story, which began in Boston on March 24, 1842 and culminated in the August 21, 1864 capture of the 27th South Carolina's regimental flag at the Second Battle of Weldon Railroad, debuts in the Raynham Call this week. I'll link to the story, about the man a town of 13,566 current residents has no memory of, as soon as possible.