Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Other Port Royal

When someone mentions Port Royal in the Civil War, most historians or scholars think of Port Royal, South Carolina and the Battle of Port Royal in November 1861.  There is another Port Royal that was very important during the Civil … Continue reading

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Where Are All the Flags?

This past summer, on Armed Forces Day, Caity Stuart had a profound encounter with a veteran who was visiting the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. In honor of Veteran’s Day, we asked her to share that story. — Editors … Continue reading

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On the Power of Storytelling and the American Civil War

St. Bonaventure University has me featured in a video on its Facebook page as part of a series called “Open Office Hours.” We can’t embed the video for you at the moment, but you can check it out here. Sit … Continue reading

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Hiram’s Honor: Reliving Private Terman’s Civil War

Hiram’s Honor: Reliving Private Terman’s Civil War, by Dr. Max Terman, is Civil War fiction based very closely on Civil War fact. Max Terman’s ancestor is real-life Ohio volunteer Private Hiram Terman, who marched, camped, shivered, ached, fought and was … Continue reading

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The Dead of “Hellmira”

A few weeks ago, I visited the former site of the Civil War prison in Elmira, New York. At the time, I recalled a quote from David Blight’s Race and Reunion, which said, “The infamous sites of Civil War prisons…were … Continue reading

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A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee’s Triumph, 1862-1863

Robert E. Lee and his vaunted Army of Northern Virginia are often remembered as the best army the South was able to put in the field. Their storied marches, leaders, and victories have become the stuff of legend. Lee was … Continue reading

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Site Updates

We have been working behind the scenes this week to improve the site! We have added many new headers. These are some great pictures of numerous battlefields we have visited over the last 10 years. We have also added a … Continue reading

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A Castle on the Hill

The 44th New York Infantry monument on Little Round Top at Gettysburg.

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More Pictures from Marye’s Heights and Salem Church

I wanted to post a few more pictures from our weekend on the battlefield.  

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Working on the Site

We just wanted to give everyone a heads up that we have been working on updating the site. Please bear with us as we tweak this and that. We hope you will like the additions and changes.

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