Following up on this, Sgt. Scott also wrote a short semi-biographical novel called "Tamarack Farm" (1903). It is well written, divided roughly between his childhood and an often blunt and candid account of his Civil War experience. The latter appears to track Scott's actual career and much of the course of the 123rd fairly closely, although he places himself for the most part in a fictional unattached company. He does mention the 123rd in the context of Gettysburg. He does not explicitly mention the Battle of Kolb Farm, but does include a major sequence at the Georgia farm of a family with that name; that suggests to me that this battle was significant to him. The book is readily available in the original or a reprint edition on line; it can also be read or downloaded at Google Books.
In 1908, a publication called "National Magazine" ran a short article entitled "Kolb's Farm", written by Sgt. Scott of the 123rd about the regiment in that battle. It is of particular interest to me... more
Re: Sgt. George Scott article about Kolb's Farm Anonymous,Mon Jun 8 12:37am
Ken A really great story and one that was previously unknown to me Scott had another short article in the National Tribune about Andersonville and went on to have quite a career. I also have a story... more