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The Battle of McDowell

I can hardly imagine the boom of cannons echoing off the mountains. Stonewall Jackson had perched atop the peaks southeast of town and dared Federal forces under Robert Milroy to attack him. Milroy, fanned across the valley below, gave it … Continue reading

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A Walk at Payne’s Farm

The dead leaves are ankle deep as my son, Jackson, and I trek through the forest at Payne’s Farm. We know there’s a path because a plethora of blue blazes mark the way through the denuded trees. The leaves have … Continue reading

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The First Day of Rain-May 11, 1864: An Excerpt from “A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House”…Part 2

The following is a chapter excerpt from Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White’s A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. Click here to read part one. As Hancock’s division commanders did what they could to prepare with what … Continue reading

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