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Monthly Archives: December 2012
The Slaughter Pen Stones River National Battlefield
With the Emancipation Proclamation set to go into effect on January 1, 1863, and the Army of the Potomac still in ruins after its humiliating defeat on the heights beyond Fredericksburg, Virginia, President Abraham Lincoln desperately needed a victory. Major General … Continue reading
Don’t forget the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Stones River, going on now in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The battle itself took place Dec. 31, 1862-Jan. 2, 1863, but 150 years ago right now, the armies were moving into position. For more … Continue reading
I unexpectedly found myself in Lexington, Virginia on Saturday evening (long story!). I thought I’d share a couple snapshots to help folks get into the holiday spirit.
Mention the surname “Lee” to a Civil War enthusiast or quite possibly any American that sat through a high-school American History class and the name Robert E. Lee is the first one given in reply. Ask that Civil War enthusiast … Continue reading
One cool part of my experience in Fredericksburg last week that I didn’t yet get to mention: Ambrose Burnside’s sword is on display in the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. A Pennsylvania collector, Alan Genetti, has loaned the sword to the … Continue reading
In your opinion, was Stonewall Jackson better on the offensive or better on the defensive?