Tag Archives: battlefield death

Civil War History and the Dallas Museum of Art: Warriors Fight, The Homefront Mourns

“And his good wife will tear her cheeks in grief, his sons are orphans and he, soaking the soil red with his own blood, he rots away himself—more birds than women flocking round his body!” Homer, The Iliad It’s an … Continue reading

Posted in Ties to the War | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Death of a Lieutenant Colonel

The battle of Fisher’s Hill pushed the Confederates under General Jubal Early into a panicked retreat up the Shenandoah Valley, leaving the lower and portions of the middle valley open to Union control and raids. The Rebels had attempted to … Continue reading

Posted in Battles, Leadership--Confederate, Memory | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Question I Could Not Answer

She stood there, staring at the minie ball in her tiny hand and feeling the weight of that original bullet. I was busy talking to the other children and adults at the medical display table and keeping an eye on … Continue reading

Posted in Arms & Armaments, Civil War Events, Medical | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments