Tag Archives: John B. Magruder

Repurposing Captured Enemy Vessels Part 3: US Vessels Flying the Confederate Flag

In Part 1 of this four-part series, I examined how the United States was able to capture and repurpose three Confederate ironclad warships. In Part 2, I continued that examination, expanding it to examine wooden vessels of the Confederacy captured … Continue reading

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Unpublished: Channing Price’s Pocket Diary, 1861-1862

If you know the historical name “Channing Price,” you probably associate him with the “glory days” of General J.E.B. Stuart and the Confederate cavalry in the East. This young officer served on Stuart’s staff from July 29, 1862, until he … Continue reading

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On The March: Magruder’s Deception on the Peninsula

Though usually the means of moving from Point A to Point B and perhaps determining a campaign or battle by speed, marching also became a tool for deception. Especially in April 1862 on the Virginia Peninsula. Confederate General John Bankhead … Continue reading

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Sink Before Surrender: The CSS Virginia Gets Underway

In the dawn of that fateful Saturday, March 8, 1862, the CSS Virginia lay alongside the Gosport Shipyard quay on the west bank of the Elizabeth River across from Norfolk, Virginia, and just upriver from Hampton Roads. The storm passed … Continue reading

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“General Magruder, why did you attack?”

Today, we’re pleased to welcome guest author Doug Crenshaw. Doug, a volunteer with Richmond National Battlefield, is at work on books for the Emerging Civil War Series about the Peninsula Campaign and the Seven Days’ Battles. On July 1, 1862, … Continue reading

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