My profile of James Harvey McKee of the 144th New York Infantry, which appears in the current print issue of the Civil War News, is now available online.
An excerpt: “The New Yorkers peered through the dim morning light obscured by heavy fog and gunsmoke and saw what appeared to be the forms of men ahead. Some believed that the shadowy figures were members of their own picket line and cried out to stop firing. They soon discovered their error. McKee and the rest of the 144th reacted with a volley, and fired off a couple more. This appeared to drive the gray troops away. The Confederates had not however withdrawn, but had moved around the unsupported left flank of the regiment and caught the New Yorkers off their guard.”