Author Archives: Caity Stuart

A single piece of brass

Ball’s Bluff battlefield, Oct. 2011  

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A War to Remember: How I found the Civil War where I least expected

After two years of living in the heart of Civil War country (aka central Virginia) and playing park ranger, I was done with the Civil War. I had studied history in college and really became fascinated by 19th century American … Continue reading

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Indiana Soldiers & Sailors Memorial

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The Lights Atop the Hill

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Remembering “Hellmira”

Katie Logothetis’ series about Fredericksburg National Cemetery inspired a stop at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY, where Confederate POWs who died at the Elmira prison camp are buried.

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Fire at the Bloody Angle Revisited

Earlier this month, I helped with a prescribed burn at Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle.

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Clear Fields of Fire

Malvern Hill Richmond National Battlefield Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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A Foggy Morning at Ellwood

Ellwood, Wilderness National Battlefield

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Fire at the Bloody Angle

On the early morning of May 12, 1864, the Confederate soldiers who had so hastily built earthen fortifications the night before in preparation for the morning’s battle were awakened by the deluge of rain. Unfortunately, their firearms were not (apparently … Continue reading

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Sacred Scars, Shadowed Ground

Almost every vacation we went on, “The Book” went with us. It didn’t matter that we might be driving from our home state of Indiana to the coveted vacation destination of Disney World in Orlando, Florida—the book of every known … Continue reading

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