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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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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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Arlington National Cemetery – a photo essay

Arlington National Cemetery is one of the most hallowed pieces of ground in the United States. Today over 270,000 patriots are buried on the gently rolling hills overlooking the Potomac River. Many of America’s most decorated soldiers and sailors are … Continue reading

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Battle of Fredericksburg – Ambrose Burnside’s First Foray

147 years ago this week, US Major General Ambrose Burnside’s Army of the Potomac fought Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia in one of the most bloody, one sided engagements, of the entire American Civil War.  This was Burnside’s … Continue reading

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Antietam – One Bloody Day in September 1862

After CSA General Robert E. Lee pushed US Major General George B. McClellan from the peninsula, at the conclusion of the Seven Days, he pushed quickly after US Major General John Pope’s Army of Virginia.  The two adversaries would clash … Continue reading

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James Wiley, Sergeant 59th New York

James Barton Wiley was born in Ohio between 1836 and 1838.  By 1850 he was living with his parents, Jacob and Mary Wiley, in Noble, Ohio.  He was the oldest of seven siblings.  He was the only son of Jacob … Continue reading

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Second Manassas – Again the Fields Turned Red

Today marks the 147th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Second Manassas.  For three days in August 1862, death revisited the fields north of Manassas Junction, Virginia.  Barely a year after US Brigadier General Irvin McDowell was turned away, by … Continue reading

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John Gibbon – U.S. Major General

April 20, 2009 marks the 182nd birthday of John Gibbon, career military man, and one of the most successful commanders of the Federal army, during the Civil War.(i)  Born in Holmesburg, Pennsylvania on  April 20, 1827, to Dr. John H. … Continue reading

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Winfield Scott Hancock – U.S. Major General

On February 14, 2009, we celebrate the 185th birthday of Winfield Scott Hancock¹.  Hancock, a major general, would contribute significantly to Union successes in the Eastern Theater of the war. Winfield, and his identical twin brother, Hilary Baker, were born … Continue reading

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