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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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Battle of First Bull Run -150th Anniversary

Today is the 150th anniversary of the first large scale battle of the American Civil War -First Bull Run – or as those friends of mine in the south would call it – First Manassas. Prior to this battle, many … Continue reading

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Moms – A Very Important Ingredient for the Soldier

I did not post anything yesterday as I was spending Mother’s Day with my lovely bride. However, I was thinking about how important moms are to the soldier serving away from home. Inevitably they are the soldier’s link to home … Continue reading

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U.S. Major Sullivan Ballou (Soldier Profile series)

Sullivan Ballou, U.S. Major Birth Date: March 28, 1829 Birth Place: Smithfield, Rhode Island Date of Death: July 29, 1861 Location of Death: Manassas, Virginia Education: Brown University and National Law School Military Experience: Civil War Major Battles: First Battle … 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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Second Battle of Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher protected the entrance to the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. The river was the only navigable link to Wilmington, North Carolina, which was the Confederacy’s last open port during early 1865. Because of this, it became a … Continue reading

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Battle of First Bull Run (Manassas) – A Photo Essay

Today marks the 149th  anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run.  With two months having past since the Confederate firing on Fort Sumter, President Lincoln had become impatient for action.  Having appointed US Brigadier General Irvin McDowell to command … Continue reading

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The Sound of Guns at Bull Run – The Battle of First Manassas

July 21, 2009 marks the 148th anniversary of the Battle of First Manassas.  Called Bull Run, in the North, for a creek that meanders through the rolling hills of Fairfax County, Virginia, the Battle of First Manassas ignited the American Civil War.  … Continue reading

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