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Hunter H. McGuire – Chief Surgeon 2d Corps Army of Northern Virginia (Soldier Profile Series)

C.S.A. Chief Surgeon Hunter H. McGuire Birth Date: October 11, 1835 Birth Place: Winchester, Virginia Date of Death: September 19, 1900 Location of Death: Richmond, Virginia Education: Winchester Medical College Military Experience: United States Civil War Major Battles: Served as a … Continue reading

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148th Anniversary of the conclusion of fighting at Gettysburg

Today is the 148th anniversary of the third day of fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. This battle was destined to become the epic battle in a war of epic battles: Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Stones River, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold … Continue reading

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U.S. Colonel Ezra A. Carman (Soldier Profile series)

Ezra Ayers Carman, U.S. Colonel Birth Date: February 27, 1834 Birth Place: Oak Tree, Middlesex County, New Jersey Date of Death: December 25, 1909 Location of Death: Washington City, District of Columbia Education: Kentucky Military Institute and University of Nashville … Continue reading

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US Brigadier General Alexander S. Webb (Soldier Profile series)

Alexander S. Webb, U.S. Brigadier General Birth Date: February 15, 1835 Birth Place: New York City, New York Date of Death: February 12, 1911 Location of Death: Bronx, New York Education: U.S. Military Academy at West Point – Class of … Continue reading

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Alonzo H. Cushing, US Lieutenant (Soldier Profile Series)

Alonzo H. Cushing, US First Lieutenant Birth Date: January 19, 1841 Birth Place: Delafield, Wisconsin Date of Death: July 3, 1863 Location of Death: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Education: U.S. Military Academy at West Point – Class of 1861 Major Battles: First … Continue reading

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George E. Pickett, CSA Major General (Soldier Profile Series)

George E. Pickett, CSA Major General Birth Date: January 16, 1825(i) Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia Date of Death: July 30, 1875 Location of Death: Norfolk, Virginia Education: U.S. Military Academy at West Point – Class of 1846 Military Experience: Mexican … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Civil War Trip – photo essay

This past August, I was in Massachusetts for a business trip. I started in Boston and ended up in the Springfield area. This gave me the opportunity to visit some historic cemeteries and G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) monuments. … Continue reading

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The Battle of Chancellorsville

On this day, one hundred forty-seven hears ago, US Major General Joseph Hooker put his Army of the Potomac in motion.  With flowering trees in full bloom, and spring temperatures warming the days, the 1863 campaign season had opened.  After … Continue reading

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Seymour H. Hall – Captain Co. F 121st New York Infantry

Seymour “Hiram” Hall was born in Barkersville, New York on September 26, 1835.  Little is known of Hiram’s early life.  With the outbreak of the Civil War, and Abraham Lincoln’s call for 75,000 state militia volunteers on April 15, 1861, … Continue reading

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New Civil War Preservation Trust Campaign – Chancellorsville and The Wilderness

Today, the Civil War Preservation Trust announced a new campaign to save 179 acres of endangered battlefield at The Wilderness and Chancellorsville battlefields.  As you have previously read, on This Mighty Scourge, The Wilderness Battlefield has continued to be lost … Continue reading

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