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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 South Mountain -149th Anniversary

Today, September 14, is the 149th anniversary of the Battle of South Mountain. Part of the 1862 Maryland Campaign, it is more often than not overshadowed by the Battle of Antietam which followed three days later. With nearly 5,000 combined … 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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U.S. Brigadier General James Shields (Soldier Profile series)

James Shields, Brigadier General U.S. Volunteers Birth Date: May 6, 1806 Birth Place: County of Tyrone, Ireland Date of Death: June 1, 1879 Location of Death: Ottumwa, Iowa Education: Studied Law in Illinois Military Experience: Mexican War, Civil War Major … 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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Fredericksburg National Battlefield -a photo essay

This week marks the 148th anniversary of the sanguinary Battle of Fredericksburg. Located approximately halfway between Washington City and Richmond, Fredericksburg would be the focal point of significant action during the American Civil War. In December 1862, US Major General … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Civil War Trip – photo essay

This past August, I was in Massachusetts for a business trip. I started in Boston and ended up in the Springfield area. This gave me the opportunity to visit some historic cemeteries and G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) monuments. … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Stonewall Jackson’s Missing Arm

OK.  I admit it.  I am always enthralled by a conspiracy theory.  I am also a Stonewall Jackson student four generations removed from one of the most venerated of  Confederate commanders.  I recently came upon the linked article about Jackson’s … 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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Lexington, Virginia – Photo Essay

I had the opportunity to visit Lexington, Virginia in May 2010.  Lexington is a beautiful town located in the upper (southern) Shenandoah Valley.  Home of Washington and Lee University, Lee Chapel, Lieutenant General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson‘s home and the … Continue reading

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