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Rocks or Bullets? Causes of Casualties at Second Manassas

The Confederates threw rocks when they ran out of ammunition at Second Manassas. It’s one of those famous stories associated with the Second Battle of Manassas/Bull Run. But did it really happen? Short answer: yes. How effective was it? That’s … Continue reading

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Disaster in the Defenses of Washington: The June 9, 1863 Explosion at Fort Lyon

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Nathan Marzoli Lewis Bissell, a soldier in the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery, had spent the better part of a year stationed in the numerous forts and batteries that ringed the nation’s capital. He had grown … Continue reading

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