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Arlington National Cemetery Redux -a photo essay

Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for many of our nation’s most cherished HEROES. Its history dates back to the Civil War when the U.S. Government foreclosed on the estate of CSA General Robert E. Lee. Overlooking Washington … Continue reading

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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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Washington DC – A city of monuments

This past week I had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours in Washington, D.C. While my favorite place in the area is Arlington National Cemetery, the city proper has plenty to offer. With the limited amount of time … 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 Battle of Yellow Tavern and Death of J.E.B. Stuart

Today is the 146th anniversary of the Battle of Yellow Tavern – and the mortal wounding of Confederate Major General James Ewell Brown “J.E.B.” Stuart.  Stuart, whom historian Eric J. Wittenberg considers the “best cavalry commander ever sired in the … 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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