Tag Archives: Glendale

Preservation Groups: The Richmond Battlefields Association

I recently had the opportunity to talk to Bernie Fisher, president of the RBA about the history and accomplishments of the local preservation organization. The RBA was established in 2001. Julie and Bob Krick provided the spark as a small … Continue reading

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Seven Pines and Seven Days: Robert E. Lee Replaces “Old Joe” Johnston (part three)

(part three of three) On the morning of June 29, Robert E. Lee was faced with an opportunity few commanders ever have. His enemy, with 100,000 men, hundreds of guns, and thousands of wagons, was retreating across his front. McClellan … Continue reading

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On Location: At Glendale with Author Doug Crenshaw

Although Doug Crenshaw and I were following the Seven Days battles so I could take some photos for his upcoming Emerging Civil War Series book, he also has a brand-new book published by History Press call The Battle of Glendale: … Continue reading

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Mexican-American War 170th: The Battle of Resaca de la Palma

When the sun rose on May 9, 1846, American soldiers were not sure if the day’s previous fight at Palo Alto would be continued. American artillery had shattered their Mexican opponents, but at the end of the fighting the Mexican … Continue reading

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A Pennsylvania Blacksmith Goes to War

At the turn of the nineteenth century, Charles R. Bowen found it fitting to include a brief biographical sketch of his father, Levi A. Bowen, in the Biographical Annals of Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Charles was around thirty years of age … Continue reading

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“Such a Prize Within Our Reach…”—Secretary Salazar’s Glendale Announcement

“Never, before or after, did the fates put such a prize within our reach,” Confederate memoirist E.P. Alexander wrote of the Battle of Glendale. But for many visitors to Richmond National Battlefield Park, the Glendale battlefield is merely a green … Continue reading

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