Tag Archives: May 3rd 1863

“So Perfect a Slaughter”: Ruger’s Brigade at Chancellorsville on May 3

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Nathan Varnold As a park guide working for the National Park Service, it is nearly impossible to tell a story of Chancellorsville without mentioning the dominating figure Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson. His legend … Continue reading

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James Keith Boswell Remembered

May 3, 1863. The day had dawned with a promise of battle, and Confederate General Robert E. Lee sent Jedidiah Hotchkiss with a message to General J.E.B. Stuart. Hotchkiss rode along a familiar route, one he had traversed in the … Continue reading

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