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The Ely/Faulkner Exchange, Part II

ECW welcomes back guest author Max Longley Part I is here In Part I, we saw New York Congressman Alfred Ely captured at the battle of Bull Run and held with other Union prisoners in Richmond. We also saw Virginia … Continue reading

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The Ely/Faulkner Exchange Part I

ECW welcomes back guest author Max Longley New York Congressman Alfred Ely, imprisoned in the South, and Virginia ex-Congressman Charles James Faulkner, imprisoned in the North, traded for each other in 1861 after each spent a few months in the … Continue reading

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Forts: “The Veritable Fort” — Fort McHenry & The Civil War

“At last we arrive at the veritable fort…” wrote Lieutenant John Dooley, recording his experiences on July 13, 1863.[i] Shot through both thighs ten days earlier at the Battle of Gettysburg, Dooley had been transported by his captors from The … Continue reading

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