Category Archives: Monuments
This is another post in the series “Tales From the Tombstone.“ James Jay Archer the lifelong bachelor born at Stafford near Havre de Grace in northeastern Maryland on December 19, 1817 came from a military family. The apple did not … Continue reading
On July 4th, 1863 Meade’s Union army rejoiced as the sights and sounds of a Confederate army in retreat ensured them of their victory. For the North, Independence Day 1863 was a day of rejoicing and confirmation with victory at … Continue reading
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing … Continue reading
This is another post in the series “Tales From the Tombstone.” George Edward Pickett was ecstatic on the morning of July 3, 1863. His division, which had missed the fighting at Chancellorsville in May and had been way in the rear … Continue reading
Dogs are “man’s best friend,” but in the case of war it is the horse that fills that role. Often overlooked in the study of the Civil War, horses filled crucial roles such as transporting men and supplies and pulling … Continue reading
November 1 is Day of the Dead, All Saints Day, All Hallows, Dia de los Muertos–call it what you will, this may be the only time the South rises again! I love this image!
Day Ten in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown Situated about 20 minutes north of Harrisonburg, Virginia is the small town of New Market. Here on May 15, 1864, Confederates under Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge engaged a Union force … Continue reading