Tag Archives: John Bell

Dranesville: A Troubled Town, Part 1

The 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry rode into Dranesville just past 5 a.m. on November 27, 1861, two hours before sunrise. Having left their camps not far from Langley, Virginia the previous night, the Pennsylvanians split up and swept into the … Continue reading

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1860’s Politics: A Fine Fiddle

I came across this 1860 political cartoon recently while reading a story at CNN.com about the nastiest elections in U.S. history:

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