Tag Archives: Benjamin Kelley

The Romney Expedition: A Forgotten Union Victory?

Part 5 of a series The Romney Expedition pushed Federal troops across the Potomac and out of the larger towns of Bath and Romney. Along with the capture of supplies worth thousands of dollars, the Confederates were poised to set … Continue reading

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Benjamin F. Kelley’s Confederate Kinfolk

General Benjamin F. Kelley doesn’t get a lot of attention in Civil War historiography. His military career was primarily confined to western Maryland and West Virginia, where he spent the war years dueling with the likes of Mosby, McCausland, Imboden, … Continue reading

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Captain John Hanson McNeill and the McNeill Rangers: Rebel Strike Force Supreme

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Richard Chapman When discussing great Confederate independent cavalry raiders in the Civil War, it seems that they have three parts to their name: General John Hunt Morgan, Colonel John Singleton Mosby, and … Continue reading

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