Tag Archives: Henry Kyd Douglas

Death of a Lieutenant Colonel

The battle of Fisher’s Hill pushed the Confederates under General Jubal Early into a panicked retreat up the Shenandoah Valley, leaving the lower and portions of the middle valley open to Union control and raids. The Rebels had attempted to … Continue reading

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Gen. Jackson and Mr. Hyde: Which Account of Stonewall Jackson at Harpers Ferry is the Correct One?

On the morning of September 15, 1862, Stonewall Jackson had just completed a profound military achievement. Three separate columns all nominally under his command converged on a single point–Harpers Ferry–nearly simultaneously. They ensnared the Federal garrison positioned around the town … Continue reading

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The Tale of a Troublesome Harp, According to Henry K. Douglas

I’ve got a broken string on my harp. Not a big deal. I’ll get it changed and hopefully in tune before choir practice tomorrow. And how is this related to history? Well…I’ve a story for you. About broken harp strings. … Continue reading

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McClellan’s Memorial Day Visit to Antietam

“Only once a year, the comrades of the Grand Army march in sad procession to place flowers on the graves of those who died, side by side with the living, in defence of their country and their homes.  This is … Continue reading

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Stonewall’s Horses

Early in 1861, John Harman and Thomas J. Jackson inspected a small herd of horses which had been discovered in a captured railroad boxcar. Jackson turned the horses over to the Confederate government and purchased two for his military use.[i] … Continue reading

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Maryland, My Maryland

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle Conclusion of a series While Maryland soldiers – like Henry K. Douglas – fought battles and worried about their families, Southern sympathizing civilians in Maryland were under fire … Continue reading

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Maryland, My Maryland

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle Part two in a series Growing up in Virginia and Maryland and attending both northern and southern schools, Henry K. Douglas could have fought for either side. He … Continue reading

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Maryland, My Maryland

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle Part one in a series Imagine having to sneak home – into enemy territory – to see your family. Imagine knowing your decision and wartime actions have made … Continue reading

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An Elusive Doctor at Gettysburg

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle. Generals oversee battles. Soldiers fight. Civilians hide. Surgeons amputate. What does a medical director do during a battle? More specifically: what did Dr. Hunter McGuire do at Gettysburg? … Continue reading

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War’s End: Remembering a Cavalry Captain

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Sarah Kay Bierle Your brother, Captain Hugh McGuire is wounded. The message branded itself into Dr. Hunter McGuire’s mind while dread twisted like a tourniquet around his heart. The situation he had … Continue reading

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