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Belle Boyd and the Battle of Front Royal, Part 2

Part 1 is here “I did not stop to reflect. My heart, though beating fast, was not appalled. I put on a white sunbonnet, and started at a run down the street, which was thronged with Federal officers and men. … Continue reading

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Belle Boyd and the Battle of Front Royal, Part 1

On May 23, 1862, the battle of Front Royal occurred as Confederate troops push down (north) in the Shenandoah Valley toward Winchester. The main southern force under General Thomas J. Jackson had marched from New Market Gap to Luray and … Continue reading

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“Maryland, Whip Maryland”

One of the many tragic themes of the American Civil War was the way the conflict ripped families, friends, and/or neighbors apart. This was especially true in the border regions, including the state of Maryland. On May 23, 1862 in … Continue reading

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