The Britons who died for the Stars and Stripes: How thousands of volunteers gave their lives in America’s Civil War

At the height of the battle, sparks from artillery shells lit the underbrush, transforming the scrubby wilderness into a roaring furnace.

Men from both sides of the war were lost, confused and trapped together in a living hell as the scrub pine in the woods flared up with a sickening roar.

Soldiers could see their comrades waving ­frantically at them from inside the inferno.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE STORY THEN COME BACK TO COMMENT

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.