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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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