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Portrait of General Joseph B. Kershaw

Brigadier General Joseph B. Kershaw, Brigade Commander, First Corps.

That afternoon General Kershaw surveyed the battle field from the second floor of the Steven’s house In front of the road and stone wall where Kershaw’s South Carolinians sat in their positions. 8000 dead and wounded Yankees lay unattended on the ground between enemy lines until one Rebel soldier risked sniper fire to help them. 15 years after the war Kershaw gave the first published account of what happened that day.