Counters for Grover’s Brigade of the 2nd Division III Corps of the Army of the Potomac.
This brigade was positioned on the far left of the Union lines on the night of May 30th and 31st 1862. They guarded the crossing of the White Oak Swamp at the bridge of the same name. They were stationed on Poplar Hill. Which, even though it was high ground, had a large portion washed away by the epic rainstorm of the 30th.
They did not get into the fighting until June 1st. They swapped positions with Casey’s men after that Division got mauled by the Confederates. That week, they slept on the battlefield amid the rotting corpses. It burned a lasting image on every one of them.
It’s been a long time since my last post because I was pulling together the images from the II and IV Corps into a sample countersheet. I was working on a computer program to generate and crop the pictures. As it turned out, I still have room on the sheet for 36 more units. About enough for one division of the III Corps.