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My Own Spotsy Battlefield

Not many people get to own a piece of battlefield, but last month, I was fortunate enough to marry into a family that does. And it wasn’t just any battlefield—it’s the battlefield I am best acquainted with and most deeply … Continue reading

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Engineering Over Infantry: Spotsylvania, May 18, 1864

Photography by Caity Stuart We cross the last hundred yards of open field—from the paved park road that runs parallel to “Lee’s Second Line” toward the Harrison House—that the Union soldiers could not cross. Our path runs through patches of … Continue reading

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