Tag Archives: Army of Virginia

Yellowhammers and Environmentalism: Following Law’s Alabama Brigade to Gettysburg (part four)

Read the first parts of this story here. Part 4 – Law’s Alabama Brigade on the move from Culpepper to Little Washington, Virginia. At 5 a.m. on Monday, June 15, Evander Law’s Brigade of 2,000 Alabama “Yellowhammers” moved out of … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: The Carnage Was Fearful

by Michael Block When I was working as a government contractor, I was “offered” the opportunity—in addition to my other duties and responsibilities—to manage, mentor, and support a small group of our team members, working on one- or two-person contracts … Continue reading

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From West to East – John Pope and Counter-Insurgency, Part II

(Part II in a series) In June 1862, John Pope assumed command of the Eastern Theater’s newest army made up of disparate forces – the Army of Virginia. Unfortunately, Pope’s strong ego and dislike for the Army of the Potomac’s … Continue reading

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“I Intend to the Make the Yankees Pay”: J.E.B. Stuart’s Operations in August 1862

Part one in a series James Ewell Brown “Jeb” Stuart was one of the Confederacy’s emerging stars in the summer of 1862. A Major General at 29, Stuart headed the cavalry division in Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern … Continue reading

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Class of 1842

When reading a biography of a Civil War general officer, the usual biographical sketch is: West Point Military Academy educated, Mexican War experience, volunteer organization command in early stages of the war, and then the rise through the general officer ranks. … Continue reading

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