Author Archives: Chris Heisey

You are a White Livered Soul

July 1861 was hot and humid in Northern Virginia, and Sunday the 21st was sultry enough to be oppressively uncomfortable as the war’s first major battle unfolded along the swales surrounding Bull Run. Several hundred civilians living in and around … Continue reading

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No One Ever Received a More Important Command

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Had Come Close to a Dazzling Victory

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Ten Cent Jimmy

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40th Parallel

Columbia, Pennsylvania, is a gritty river industrial town that dates back to the mid 18th-Century and straddles the 40th Parallel – a small stone marker marks that designation right along the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County. What makes the town … Continue reading

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Fort Fisher: The Last Bastion

The Confederacy’s greatest bastion arguably was Fort Fisher located some 15 miles south of Wilmington, NC, on the ocean exposed dune-scapes of far eastern reaches of the Tar Heel State. When it fell into Union hands on January 15, 1865, … Continue reading

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“I’ll Take the Chances”

Arguably one the most iconic Civil War battlefield monuments is the dramatic sculpture depicting 2nd South Carolina Sgt. Richard Kirkland bravely aiding thirsty wounded soldiers on the frozen slopes in front of Brompton Manor on December 14, 1862, after the … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Bliss

November’s Full Moon was November 30, and I find shooting the setting moon in early morning is many times easier than shooting the rising moon at sunset. Lining up the moving parts can be a challenge. The moon for November … Continue reading

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Grandpa Gus

It was nearly 50 years ago when I first made the journey went to Gettysburg. My hometown was an hour north and the two things I remember most vividly were Little Round Top and the pouring rain. There was hardly … Continue reading

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Under the Guns….

In late June 1863, the Civil War’s two most decisive military campaigns were heading toward their final climatic acts in Pennsylvania, and a thousand miles away in Mississippi where Union Major General Ulysses S. Grant siege grip on Vicksburg had … Continue reading

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