Tag Archives: Samuel Garland

Joseph Joel: Soldier-Artist of Fox’s Gap

Civil War battles are hard to make sense of. Orderly lines on a map and neat, clear depictions of battle make it hard to grasp the confusion of a smoke-clogged, loud, and deadly space fought over by two determined forces. … Continue reading

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Dranesville: A Troubled Town, Part 5

Part 5 in a series. It was Brig. Gen. Edward Ord’s turn. In the past three weeks, a brigade of Pennsylvania Reserves had marched out of Camp Pierpont towards Dranesville, gathered wagonloads of supplies, and marched back. On Dec. 3, … Continue reading

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