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“Old One Wing”

Another installment of the series “Tales From the Tombstone”  At the Battle of Churubusco on August 20, 1847, during the attack on the Franciscan Convent that was the focal point of the Mexican defenses there, one of the artillery battery’s … Continue reading

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“I Am Not Glad To See You By a Damned Sight.”

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

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“Life Given, Not Lost”: Captain Morey’s Final Charge—Conclusion

Authored by Edward Alexander (part three of three) Skirmishers in the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery crept forward to pick off the cannoneers and horses, to prevent the withdrawal of the pieces, while the remainder of the Green Mountain Boys charged … Continue reading

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“Life Given, Not Lost”: Captain Morey’s Final Charge—Part Two

Authored by Edward Alexander (part two of three) Following the Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864, in which he claimed the Confederates “broke and run like a flock of sheep with dogs after them,” the Sixth Corps returned to … Continue reading

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“Life Given, Not Lost”: Captain Morey’s Final Charge—Part One

We are happy to welcome guest author Edward Alexander. Edward Alexander is the Education & Interpretation Specialist at Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, Virginia. A 2009 graduate of the University of Illinois, he has also worked with Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Crater, by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

African-American soldiers contributed greatly to the cause of the Union during the Civil War. By 1865, nearly one out of five men in blue was of African descent, but because the United States Colored Troops (USCT) never won any famous battles, … Continue reading

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