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Stuart’s Big Capture and the Cost of Doing Business

Jeb Stuart, cut off from the Army of Northern Virginia’s infantry during the last days of June 1863, later tried to excuse his position by making much ado about his exploits. In particular, he crowed about a Federal wagon train … Continue reading

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On The March: A Few Notes on Shoes & Boots

Since the new blog series focuses on marching, I’ve been thinking about shoes and other footwear for the past week. Here are a few notes and primary source excerpts that might be helpful to keep in mind as the discussion … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: The First Shot Marker

Part of a series. On the morning of July 1, 1863, the men of Maj. Gen. Henry Heth’s division strode confidently toward the town of Gettysburg. Heth was a recent addition to the Army of Northern Virginia, having served at … Continue reading

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