|Title:||Book; "Eyewitness to Gettysburg," Charles Carelton Coffin, 1997.|
War Correspondent Charles Coffin was the only writer to report on the Civil War for the entire duration. "From beginning to end, Coffin never hesitated to be at the front of the battle." Coffin's coverage of the Battle of Gettysburg included travels with the Fifth Corps during their brief rest and grueling march through the town of Bonneauville.
Quotes from this book related to Bonnaghtown: ". . . passed a long train of wagons and many soldiers of the Fifth Corps who had dropped, weary and exhausted, by the roadside." Note the spelling of "Bonneaghville" on page 120. This brings to fifteen the number of different spellings of the town name in early times (See "Bonneauville History and Lore").
|Acquired from:||Hurley's Auction, Greencastle, PA.|