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Fort Fisher State Historic Site – a photo essay

Early in the Civil War, Wilmington, North Carolina was recognized as an important port by the Confederate government. To protect the port, CSA Major Charles P. Bolles began construction of Fort Fisher in the spring of 1861. The original plans … 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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Bennett Place -a photo essay

I visited the historic Bennett Place, in Durham, North Carolina, this past July. Run by the state of North Carolina, it is a historic site that you need to visit if you are in the area. I was fortunate to … Continue reading

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Battle of the Crater -147th Anniversary

Today, friends, is the 147th anniversary of the Battle of the Crater. Fought in the trenches of Petersburg, it is inevitably one of the greatest Federal blunders of the Civil War. While well conceived, the battle was lost due to … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant dies

Today is the 126th anniversary of the death of US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. When most people think of the most popular, well known people of 19th Century United States they immediately think of Abraham Lincoln. While Lincoln was … Continue reading

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Battle of Spotsylvania Court House winds down

One hundred forty-seven years ago the fighting at Spotsylvania Court House was winding down. Part of US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign, it was a horrific series of battles. After fighting CSA General Robert E. Lee’s Army of … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant turns 189

Today is the birthday of U.S. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. He was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. Grant’s career is an American success story. Entering the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1839, … 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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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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Fort Donelson – 149th Anniversary of its Surrender

Today marks the 149th anniversary of the surrender of Fort Donelson. Situated on the Tennessee River, near Dover, Tennessee, the fort provided the Confederacy with a strong defensive position to protect the river approach to Nashville. Unlike the fall of … Continue reading

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