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“If You Have Any Orders to Give Me, I am Prepared to Receive and Obey Them”: The Command Struggles of Gen. George Meade, September 1863-March 1864 (part II)

The second in a two-part series During the Bristoe Station Campaign, George Gordon Meade believed that Lee had been the superior general. “I am free to admit that in the playing of it he has got the advantage of me,” … Continue reading

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“If You Have Any Orders to Give Me, I am Prepared to Receive and Obey Them”: The Command Struggles of Gen. George Meade, September 1863-March 1864 (part I)

The first of a two-part series As the Army of the Potomac went into winter quarters in Culpeper County in 1863, Maj. Gen. George G. Meade could say without a doubt that he was the most successful commander of the … Continue reading

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“Respect the Flag” and the Breakthrough at Prospect Hill

In commemoration of the battle of Fredericksburg 151 years ago today, we offer up a piece passed along to us by Daniel Weinfeld, an ECW reader with the White Plains (NY) Civil War Roundtable. This is a poem by Rev. … 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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If Meade had Known….

Traveling along the park road that runs along the south edge of the North Woods at Antietam, I thought about George Gordon Meade, leader of the Pennsylvania Reserves, and wondered what he would think if he knew what lay ahead … Continue reading

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