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Battle of Stones River – 150th Anniversary

Today is the 150th anniversary of the sanguinary Battle of Stones River. This tragic battle occurred just north of the town of Murfreesboro, Tennessee when the Confederate Army of Tennessee, commanded by General Braxton Bragg, attacked the Federal Army of … 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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Killed at Resaca, by Ambrose Bierce

While fighting in the Civil War would cause some soldiers to turn and run, other soldiers were invigorated by battle. Thus it was with US Lieutenant Herman Brayle. As recounted by Ambrose Bierce, Brayle’s unit was assigned to the brigade the 9th Indiana … Continue reading

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Joseph E. Johnston Surrenders to William T. Sherman

On April 26, 1865 CSA General Joseph E. Johnston officially surrendered his Confederate Army of Tennessee to US Major General William T. Sherman at Durham Station, North Carolina.  This official surrender followed an armistice that was signed by Johnston on April … Continue reading

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The Battle of Stones River

The Battle of Stones River was fought from December 31, 1862 through January 2, 1863.  Fought in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the battle is often overlooked by Civil War students.  However, this sanguinary battle was a resounding Federal victory, pushing the Confederate … Continue reading

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Julius P. Garesche – US Colonel

Julius Peter Garesch was born in Cuba on April 26, 1821.  His grandfather Jean Garesch would add “du Rocher” to his name to distinguish him from his older brothers.(i)  This was a common custom in France.  His parents were Vital … Continue reading

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Braxton Bragg – CSA General

Braxton Bragg (i), full general in the Confederate Army, was born on this day, March 22, 1817.  Born in Warrenton, North Carolina, today would be his 192nd birthday. Bragg, a graduate of West Point, would fight the Seminoles, in Florida, and … Continue reading

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