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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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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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The Angel of Marye’s Heights DVD -Review

Noted author and historian, Michael Aubrecht, contacted me recently to let me know about a DVD that he and Clint Ross co-produced. “The Angel of Marye’s Heights” is a wonderful 30 minute documentary about Sergeant Richard Rowland Kirkland of the … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg National Battlefield -a photo essay

This week marks the 148th anniversary of the sanguinary Battle of Fredericksburg. Located approximately halfway between Washington City and Richmond, Fredericksburg would be the focal point of significant action during the American Civil War. In December 1862, US Major General … Continue reading

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The Angel of Marye’s Heights – documentary screening this weekend

There will be a special screening, of the soon to be released documentary, “The Angel of Marye’s Heights,” on Saturday, December 4. The documentary tells the story of CSA Sergeant Richard Kirkland who selflessly provided aid to wounded Federal soldiers … 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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My whereabouts…

Good morning, friends. I figured you might be wondering what was going on with me. It’s been a while since I have written any articles. I was at a large industry trade show/conference two weeks ago followed by a short … Continue reading

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