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Dranesville: Who Were They?

Today is the 160th anniversary of the battle of Dranesville. Every year, the Dranesville Church of the Brethren hosts a peace service to commemorate the battle and remember those who died. I have written about their service before, and this … Continue reading

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“I would save him the trouble” – Robert E. Lee’s Struggle of Supply in the Fall 1863Campaign

guest post by Rob Orrison After the defeat of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee spent the rest of the summer months refitting and resting his army. By mid-August, Lee could count 60,000 effectives, … Continue reading

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