Tag Archives: Hunter Holmes McGuire

Recruiting The Regiment: Discovering The Doctor In The Ranks Of The 2nd Virginia Infantry

The young doctor was going back to Virginia when he believed his homestate was threatened. He had done it once before, leading a “secession movement” from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1859, taking over three hundred students with him … Continue reading

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Richard Ewell’s Leg?

Confederate Major General Richard Stoddard Ewell was bending down, trying to see below the musket smoke and setting sun. The Battle of Groveton, one of the opening salvos in the Battle of Second Manassas had evolved into a stand-up, straight … Continue reading

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The Death of a Confederate Icon: an Excerpt from “The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson” Authored by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White

Today marks the 151st anniversary of the death of Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. Jackson had been wounded by members of the 18th North Carolina Infantry on the evening of May 2, 1863. The wounding necessitated the amputation of … Continue reading

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The Fourth of July and the Death of Independence

Just before the Fourth of July last year, I happened to work at the Jackson Shrine. Here’s a piece I wrote in response to that experience, originally published last year at another blog I write for, Scholars & Rogues. The … Continue reading

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