Tag Archives: Alfred Iverson

Preservation Opportunity at Gettysburg on the First Day Battlefield

The battle had been waging west of the small Pennsylvania town for several hours. Brig. Gen. John Buford’s Federal cavalry had slowly been falling back, eastward, from north-south ridge to north-south ridge. Buford’s men were not looking to win this … Continue reading

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The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part Six

Part Six in a Series The Destruction of a Tar Heel Brigade Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson was a Georgia native, who was today leading four North Carolina regiments to battle. The men of Iverson’s brigade were veteran fighters, who outwardly … Continue reading

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The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part Four

Part Four in a Series Rodes on Oak Hill: The lead elements of the Confederate Second Corps arrived in the area of Oak Hill a prominence on the first day battlefield that overlooks the McPherson Farm (nearly one mile to … Continue reading

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Eastern Theater versus Western Theater: Where the Civil War Was Won and Lost: Part Four

Part four in a series. This series was put together from one of my extended graduate school research papers. The sources used were the current research between 2007-2008, obviously the historiography of the Civil War expands on a monthly basis, … Continue reading

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The Rashness of that Hour: Politics, Gettysburg, and the Downfall of Confederate General Alfred Iverson

Review: Wynstra, Robert, J. The Rashness of that Hour, Politics, Gettysburg, and the Downfall of Confederate Brigadier General Alfred Iverson. Savas Beatie LLC; El Dorado Hills, CA, 2010. Pp. X, 408. ISBN 978-1-93271-88-3. Hardcover. $32.95. On July 1, 1863, the Battle … Continue reading

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