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A Most Terrible Scene: A Collision on the B&O and One Regiment’s Deadliest Day

We don’t often hear about railroad accidents today. That’s not for a lack of reporting, but that railroad travel is exponentially safer now than it was 160 years ago. Traveling by railroad during the Civil War involved risking life and … Continue reading

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Thornsbury Bailey Brown – The First Casualty of Enemy Fire

First. Last. Only. These words add tremendous weight when attached to a person or event associated with the Civil War. The absolute enormity of the war makes it hard to fathom there being a ‘first,’ a ‘last,’ or an ‘only,’ … Continue reading

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