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Weekly Whitman: “I Saw Old General at Bay”

This week’s poem is a puzzle of sorts–just who is “old General?” I always thought it was Confederate General Robert E. Lee, but the copy of Whitman’s poems I usually use (Drum Taps: The Complete Civil War Poems) has a … Continue reading

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A Place for Historical Fiction: Savas Beatie Tests the Waters

Really? Savas Beatie published a novel? No way! . . . and then I talked to publisher Ted Savas. The following is an interview concerning the publication of Six Days in September, a novel of Lee’s army in Maryland, 1862.

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Question of the Week: 7/11-7/17/16

Did Abraham Lincoln’s view of not using the Tidewater Peninsula as an invasion route unnecessarily prolong the war? Did McClellan’s mismanagement keep Union forces from using it, and thus allow Lee to operate in Northern Virginia where the Confederate commander … Continue reading

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“I would save him the trouble” – Robert E. Lee’s Struggle of Supply in the Fall 1863Campaign

guest post by Rob Orrison After the defeat of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee spent the rest of the summer months refitting and resting his army. By mid-August, Lee could count 60,000 effectives, … Continue reading

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Swapped Identities: Battle of Bristoe Station, October 14, 1863

If Gettysburg is to be considered the turning point of the Civil War in the east, then Bristoe Station is the manifestation of the changes experienced by the Army of the Potomac and Army of Northern Virginia. Accounts of this … Continue reading

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A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee’s Triumph, 1862-1863

Robert E. Lee and his vaunted Army of Northern Virginia are often remembered as the best army the South was able to put in the field. Their storied marches, leaders, and victories have become the stuff of legend. Lee was … Continue reading

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