Tag Archives: Dinwiddie County

A Pennsylvania Family on Petersburg’s Front Line

A Pennsylvania family found themselves at the epicenter of the final six months of the Civil War. No primary evidence is available yet to date to share that plight in their own words, but in the time since I researched … Continue reading

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Mexican-American War 170th: Leaving Puebla and on to Mexico City

After a 10-week hiatus in the city of Puebla, General Winfield Scott was ready to resume his advance against Mexico City. “We had to throw away the scabbard and to advance with the naked blade in hand,” the American commander … Continue reading

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“A Reservoir of Misinformation”: Early Signs of the Lost Cause at Fort Gregg

I always enjoy reading stories about battlefield visits in the decades after the war, before there were driving tours, interpretive waysides, and detailed troop movement maps overlaid onto modern roads. In the course of compiling research on the fighting at … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem!—Civil War Trust Sites in Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Day Three in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown Dinwiddie County is a Civil War preservationist’s dream. Forty-three named engagements took place within its 507 square miles, a direct testament to the tenacious campaign that gripped the neighboring city of … Continue reading

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