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Traveling to Gettysburg: Pt. 4

A lot has happened in the world since part three of this series. If you have turned on the tv, logged on to a computer, or picked up the rare paper print version of a newspaper you know the many … Continue reading

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Traveling to Gettysburg: Pt. 3

Over the last two parts in this series we have followed a veteran of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Chester Dufree, on a trip to Gettysburg for the 1913 reunion and anniversary of the battle. At a time when all … Continue reading

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Traveling to Gettysburg: Pt. 2

In our last installment in this series, Traveling to Gettysburg: Pt. 1, a veteran of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Chester H. Durfee, traveled back to Gettysburg for the 50th Anniversary of the battle in June and July 1913. We … Continue reading

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Traveling to Gettysburg: Pt. 1

In a time when it seems that the whole world is quarantined, everyone is stuck at home, and traveling is almost certainly out of the current realm of possibilities, cases of cabin fever are bound to increase. Here in Youngstown, … Continue reading

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The Rebirth of the Army of the Potomac (part four)

Part four of a series. Desertion and “Demagogues”  Desertion was also a disease in the army, though of a different kind. With Hooker assuming command the army officially went into winter camp. Morale was still dangerously low and homesickness was a real … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: The Death of William Barksdale

Part of a series. Brigadier General William Barksdale had been champing at the bit all day July 2nd to go into action. The 41 year old Tennessee native was one of the hardest charging leaders in Robert E. Lee’s army. … Continue reading

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Oliver Roe’s Prayer

“Our father which art in Washington, Uncle Abraham is they name, Thy victory won they will be done at the South as at the North Give us this day our daily rations of crackers and pork and forgive us our … Continue reading

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