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The Effects of the Wilson-Kautz Raid through Newspaper Advertisements (part two of two)

ECW is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott (part two of two) Evidence of the amount of disorder the Union horsemen wreaked on the region’s citizens during the Wilson-Kautz Raid appears in numerous newspaper advertisements placed by individuals seeking to reclaim … Continue reading

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A Few Words in Praise of the Army Mule

As operations wound to a close in the fall of 1863, one member of the Sixteenth Maine offered a “special reference to the most abject, patient, long-suffering of God’s creatures,—the army mule.” At the time, the Army of the Potomac … Continue reading

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