Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Women of Winchester, Virginia

We are happy to welcome guest author Virginia R. Bensen. This is the Introduction to a series of articles that will follow over the next few months about the Civil War women of Winchester, Virginia. What is interesting about these … Continue reading

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African-Americans in the Civil War (Part 3)

Part three in a series. African-Americans tried to enlist in both the Union and Confederate armies at the start of the Civil War.  Although both armies reject black soldiers, by the end of the war over 200,000 men serve in … Continue reading

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Snowfall at Chancellorsville

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Lincoln Pardons Turkey, But Not General Porter!

Wednesday, November 27 marked another year in which a turkey received a Presidential pardon, this time from President Obama. The 2013 turkeys (there are always two nowadays–one is an alternate in case something happens to the first) are from Michigan, … Continue reading

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The Forgotten 5th Corps… Part 3

Part three in a series. This week we will look at James Barnes’ controversial fight in the Wheatfield. By no means is this meant to be an in-depth look at the Wheatfield actions as a whole. The two remaining brigades … Continue reading

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African-Americans in the Civil War (Part 2)

Part two in a series. While thousands of slaves escaped slavery before the Civil War, in many cases using the Underground Railroad, thousands more escaped slavery during the Civil War.  In 1862, from April to August the Union army occupied … Continue reading

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A Line of Monuments Along Culp’s Hill

 

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Emerging Civil War Tour!

We are happy to announce that we have a date for our first tour. The tour will be “Gettysburg: Off the Beaten Path.” Join historians Daniel Davis, Phil Greenwalt, Chris Mackowski, and Kristopher White on May 5th, 2012. Together we … Continue reading

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African-Americans in the Civil War (Part 1)

Part one in a series African-Americans were freemen, freed men, slaves, soldiers, and slave-owners during the Civil War. As a historian, I must be objective and discuss the facts based on my research. Some of our history maybe different from … Continue reading

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“I Regret To Inform You . . . “

New approaches to counting the Civil War dead have raised the count considerably. From about 1900, the number of dead had remained at 618,222 men, counting deaths on both sides of the conflict. New estimates, however, have raised the total … Continue reading

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