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It snowed today in central Virginia, so I took a few minutes away from my desk to enjoy some time on the Chancellorsville battlefield. What a beautiful day!
Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in December at his blog, Maine at War:
While Sam Watkins is best known as one of the most readable chroniclers of the war in the Western Theater, most folks forget his unit served with Stonewall Jackson during the last months of 1861 and into 1862. In the … Continue reading
“A new year dawns…” wrote John Haley, a private in the 17th Maine, on January 1, 1865: Hope and fear mingle—hope the war will soon end; fear that however soon it ends, I might not live to see it. These … Continue reading
Just a heads up that we’re doing some site maintenance. Things on the front-end should be okay, but if you experience any glitches, we apologize. We’ve had some trouble with our subscribers list the past few days, so we’re trying … Continue reading
View of Fredericksburg from Falmouth, VA, on the north bank of the Rappahannock River.
Everything was brown: the barren trees, the fallen leaves, the river itself as it pushed between the high banks on either side. Even the crushed gravel of the path was somehow brown as it wound down the hillside from the … Continue reading