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Question of the Week for June 2, 2014: “J.E.B” Stuart, Second Corps Commander?

“We have very bad news. General Stuart is mortally wounded”—that’s how Robert E. Lee, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s commander, reported to staff and fellow officers the news of the death of his cavalry chief, James Ewell Brown “J.E.B.” Stuart. … Continue reading

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The 23rd USCT at Spotsylvania

At the beginning of the Overland Campaign, the 23rd Regiment United States Colored Troops was an infantry regiment in the 4th Division of the independent IX Army Corps. This regiment became the first black regiment to fight in directed combat … Continue reading

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“He Was Decidedly the Best General Officer From Our State”

Another installment of the “Tales From the Tombstone” series in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of the Overland Campaign Hailing from Halifax, North Carolina, miles from the Virginia-North Carolina border, Junius Daniel led a privileged life. Hailing from a distinguished … Continue reading

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Following in the Footsteps of the Assault on the Mule Shoe

Darkness sat still over Spotsylvania this morning when I first arrived, and the firmament twinkled with a thousand stars. It was much clearer today than it was 150 years ago as Federal soldiers marched into position for their attack on … Continue reading

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