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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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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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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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Fort Sumter is Attacked!

Besides being the most Holy day for Christians – Easter Sunday – today is the 148th Anniversary of the bombardment of Fort Sumter.  An act that irrevocably spun the country into a fratricidal war – brother fighting brother, father fighting son and … Continue reading

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Shiloh: The First Great Battle of the Civil War

On April 6, 1862, the largest battle, to that point, of the Civil War was raged at Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee – the Battle of Shiloh.(i)  Today, the battlefield is one of the most pristine battlefields in North America.  Due to … Continue reading

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