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The 26th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry: A Baptism of Fire and Brimstone at Fredericksburg Part I

ECW welcomes guest author David Steinert As the sun set over the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia on the evening of 13 December 1862, the Chaplain of the 26th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, Reverend David Tilton Morrill wrote to the Newark … Continue reading

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Fallen Leaders: Maine’s Hiram Berry

Haunted by a premonition, Maj. Gen. Hiram Berry recklessly exposed himself to Confederate snipers at Chancellorsville and paid the price for his carelessness. A 36-year-old Rockland (Maine) merchant in spring 1861, the physically robust Berry led the 4th Maine Infantry … Continue reading

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The Death of Augustus Perkins

Early in the morning of December 11, 1862, Captain Augustus S. Perkins was shot through the neck and was likely dead before his body hit the ground. Falling victim to some of the opening shots of the Battle of Fredericksburg, … Continue reading

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