Monthly Archives: January 2009

Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson – CSA Lieutenant General

On January 21, 1824, Thomas J. Jackson¹ was born in Clarksburg, WV (then Virginia).  When he was two years old, young Thomas was at his sister’s bedside, when she died of typhoid fever.  Jackson’s father, Edward, would die several days … Continue reading

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January 19 – This day in the Civil War

1807 Robert E. Lee is born in Westmoreland County, VA.  See the complete article on Robert E. Lee. 1861 Georgia becomes the fifth state to secede from the United States. 1862 The Battle of Mill Springs (or Logan’s Crossroads) is fought … Continue reading

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Robert E. Lee, General – CSA

On this day, January 19, Robert Edward Lee¹, was born, in 1807.  Today is R.E. Lee’s 202nd birthday.  No other general officer, on either side, was so beloved by the soldiers he led – or the country he served.  Today, … Continue reading

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Lloyd Tilghman Confederate Brigadier General

Lloyd Tilghman was born on January 18, 1816.  Born in Claiborne, Maryland, he was the son of Revolutionary War lieutenant colonel, Tench Tilghman.  Young Tilghman would be accepted to West Point, and would graduate, in 1836, in the lower portion of … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln – 2,399 months old

Well folks, we are rapidly approaching Abraham Lincoln’s 200th (that would be 2,400 months) birthday.  I am sure there will be plenty of special activities, in Washington DC, Springfield, IL and his birthplace, in Kentucky.  Do you have any special activities … Continue reading

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Protecting the Flank by: Eric J Wittenberg (Review)

The complete name of this book is, “Protecting the Flank: The Battles for Brinkerhoff’s Ridge and East Cavalry Field.”  It was a little long for the title of my blog post, but the complete title tells it all.  As a … Continue reading

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Henry W. Halleck – U.S. Major General

On January 16, 1815, Henry Wager Halleck was born in Westernville, NY¹.  His father, Joseph Halleck, was a lieutenant in the War of 1812.  Not liking a life, in agriculture, young Henry ran away to live with his uncle, in … Continue reading

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Civil War Preservation Trust Announces New Cedar Creek Campaign

Today, the Civil War Preservation Trust announced a new campaign, to save 49 additional acres of the Cedar Creek Battlefield.  One of the bloodiest battles, in the Shenandoah Valley, Cedar Creek pitted CS Lieutenant General Jubal Early’s troops against US … Continue reading

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January 15 – This day in the Civil War

1821 CS Major General John C. Breckinridge was born, in Lexington, Kentucky. Breckinridge would be very active in politics, being elected to the state legislature, the U.S. House of Representatives and would be the Vice President of the United States, … Continue reading

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3rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry

The 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry would be organized in Philadelphia between July, and August, 1861.  They would be promptly moved to Washington D.C. and assigned to US Brigadier General Fitz John Porter’s Division, in the Army of the Potomac. The 3rd … Continue reading

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