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Ball’s Bluff and the Fall of Charles Stone

Second in a series When Union forces tumbled into the Potomac River on the evening of October 21, 1861, following their rout at Ball’s Bluff, the disaster was just beginning. The ripples from that plunge would be felt all the way in Washington, dozens of miles downriver. One could argue, in fact, that those ripples would […]

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Ball’s Bluff: A Conversation with Author James Morgan About His New Book, A Little Short of Boats

First in a series James Morgan didn’t set out to write a book. “It was accidental,” he says, “like the battle. I just ended up writing a book.” We’re walking across a small clearing, some three hundred yards or so of open ground that dips into a ravine and then rises back up before dropping […]

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