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Forgotten Casualty: James Longstreet Wounded in the Wilderness: Part Two

Authored by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White: Click here to read part one in this series. “In the shaded light of the dense tangle, a shot or two went off, then more, and finally a strong fusillade,” said Sorrel, … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: Wounding Site of Paul Semmes

On the afternoon of July 2, 1863, as Major General John Bell Hood’s Division did battle with Federal forces in Devil’s Den, the Triangular Field, and Little Round Top, the men of Major General Lafayette McLaws Division supported Hood’s left … Continue reading

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West of the Bloody Wheatfield: The140th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg-Part 1

The actions in the fields around Gettysburg Pennsylvania, on July 2nd, 1863, indelibly etched the scenes of carnage into the American psyche. Hill’s with the names of Little Round Top, Culp’s Hill and Cemetery Hill witnessed the terrible human drama … Continue reading

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The Forgotten 5th Corps…Part 4

I bet you thought I forgot about them as well! Part four in a series. As the last of Caldwell’s Division and Sweitzer’s Brigade were driven by Anderson’s, Semmes, Wofford, and Kershaw’s Brigades, help was desperately needed. The Wheatfield was … 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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