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Ulysses S. Grant dies

Today is the 126th anniversary of the death of US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. When most people think of the most popular, well known people of 19th Century United States they immediately think of Abraham Lincoln. While Lincoln was … 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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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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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 Yellow Tavern and Death of J.E.B. Stuart

Today is the 146th anniversary of the Battle of Yellow Tavern – and the mortal wounding of Confederate Major General James Ewell Brown “J.E.B.” Stuart.  Stuart, whom historian Eric J. Wittenberg considers the “best cavalry commander ever sired in the … Continue reading

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The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House – A New Level of Fighting

While I sit here on a beautiful spring morning, my thoughts drift back 145 years.  I can imagine myself in Northern Virginia, between Fredericksburg and Richmond.  The birds are singing, much as they are today, but off in the distance, to … Continue reading

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