Tag Archives: P.G.T. Beauregard

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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Fort Sumter is Fired On – 150th Anniversary

Today marks the 150th Anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter. This event is the first large scale military operation that would officially launch the American Civil War. The firing was precipitated by Abraham Lincoln’s announcement, to South Carolina Governor … Continue reading

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Battle of Shiloh -149th Anniversary

Today is the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh. Fought from April 6-7, 1862 it was the most deadly battle fought by the United States up to that time. CSA General Albert Sidney Johnston’s Army of Mississippi attacked US … 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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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 Siege of Corinth – A Visit and Photo Essay on Corinth, Mississippi

The Siege of Corinth After the Battle of Shiloh, April 6–7, 1862, US Major General Henry W. Halleck arrived at Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, to take command of the Federal forces: Army of the Tennessee and Army of the Ohio.  US … Continue reading

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