|Union Soldiers in Shelbyville, Tennessee|
(Harper's Weekly October 18, 1862)
|Stuart A. Wylie|
(Source: Ellis and Evans)
The day's events were recorded in a letter from Hospital Steward John B. Chamberlain published in a new outlet for news in Lancaster. The Lancaster Inquirer under the editorial direction of Stuart A. Wylie began a daily version, the Daily Inquirer, in early July 1862, just in time to publish interesting news from the Seven Days Battles which must have been eagerly consumed by the people of Lancaster. It would be Lancaster's second daily paper and would last for two years. I believe most of the first year is accessible on microfilm, and it will be an invaluable source of information about the 79th Pennsylvania in late 1862 and early 1863.
From the July 12, 1862, Daily Inquirer: (alternate link)