[The Editor would be glad to receive articles from 3,000 to 6,000 words, or serial papers of greater length, for publication on the first page of, and written exclusively for The National Tribune. The subjects submitted should be of interest to the veterans in general, and should be treated with special regard to historical accuracy of statement.
Articles on the behavior of some particular regiment or brigade on some field whereon it distinguished itself, in some campaign in which it took a prominent part, in some siege wherein it acted defensively or offensively; reminiscences of prison life, the march or the camp; personal adventures, all such are solicited. Shorter papers, of from 500 to 1,000 words, and of the same character, are also desired for Fighting Them Over. All articles will receive consideration, and if available will have insertion. Stamps should be inclosed if it is desired that the manuscript be returned if unavailable.]

Fighting Them Over: What The Veterans Have To Say About Their Old Campaigns was a column that ran in the National Tribune from 1883 to 1903. The idea behind the column was to solicit first person accounts from veterans of the American Civil War. Here is the solicitation that ran periodically:

Collection Details: We have collected 900+ full newspaper sheets from the National Tribune Fighting Them Over column. Each issue had multiple articles which brings the number of individual accounts in this collection into the thousands. See the samples below. Note that the samples have been downsampled to a lower resolution so the entire sheet can be viewed here. The collection is 300 dpi full resolution.

The 14th U.S. stood their ground at Gaines’s Mill - The National tribune., April 04, 1901, Page 3

Lay’s Ferry: Incidents of the two days’ fighting. Capturing the Rebel Flag - The National tribune., April 11, 1901, Page 2

Champion’s Hill: A 46th Ohio veteran replies to a Confederate’s statements - The National tribune., August 08, 1901, Page 3

Marching to the Front: Experiences of a convalescent returning to his command - The National tribune., August 22, 1901, Page 3

On the Peninsula: A regular cavalryman’s story of interesting incidents - The National tribune., February 21, 1901, Page 3

Taking Chattanooga: A 92nd Illinois comrade supplements veteran Quinn’s Lighting Brigade Story - The National tribune., January 03, 1901

Sheridan at Chickamauga: Information for comrade Thomas Downs of Minneapolis - The National tribune., January 10, 1901, Page 3

The 1st Minnesota’s Daring: Ordered into the jaws of death, it responds nobly and is victorious - The National tribune., January 17, 1901, Page 3

Killed by Georgians: The Battle of Carrick’s Ford and death of General Garnett, July 13, 1861 - The National tribune., July 04, 1901, Page 3

Guerilla Chasing: Operations of the 101st Ohio around Huntsville, Alabama - The National tribune., July 25, 1901, Page 3

A Rebel Trap: How the 44th New York eluded it - The National tribune., March 21, 1901, Page 3

Fought Single-Handed: A Maine comrade tells of a battle against terrible odds - The National tribune., March 28, 1901, Page 8

Battle of Franklin: Superb valor of the reserves saved the day - The National tribune., May 02, 1901, Page 3

Gettysburg: Rapid march to the battlefield and heroic part taken in that action by the 109th Pa. - The National tribune., May 09, 1901, Page 3

The 169th Pennsylvania: A splendid record made by this command - The National tribune., May 16, 1901, Page 3

Battle of Corinth: Fuller’s Ohio Brigade and part it took in this fierce engagement - The National tribune., May 23, 1901, Page 3

The Widow Glenn’s: Reports of officers whose commands took part in the engagement - The National tribune., October 31, 1901, Page 3

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