Tag Archives: Rapphannock Station

“We went and staid too”

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Mike Block “Skirmishers play a most important part, whose importance is every day increasing with the improvements in small arms. They are employed in large bodies to attack a post or … Continue reading

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“me and the bridge is safe”: The Pontoon Bridge at Rappahannock Station

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Mike Block As the sun set behind the Blue Ridge Mountains about 5 P.M. on November 7, 1863, the 6th Maine Infantry and 5th Wisconsin Infantry began their climb up a … Continue reading

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Robert E. Lee and Certain Young Ladies

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Mike Block. On September 13, 1863, the Army of the Potomac, responding to the departure of General James Longstreet’s First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia to Tennessee, moved south and occupied … Continue reading

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