Tag Archives: staff officers

James Keith Boswell Remembered

May 3, 1863. The day had dawned with a promise of battle, and Confederate General Robert E. Lee sent Jedidiah Hotchkiss with a message to General J.E.B. Stuart. Hotchkiss rode along a familiar route, one he had traversed in the … Continue reading

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When Stonewall Said “No”

At the beginning of 1863, James Keith Boswell – Chief of Engineers for the Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia – had a dilemma. He was desperately in love, but didn’t know if his sweetheart really loved him. He absolutely … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 12/11-12/17/18

In your opinion, who was the best general or officer at the Battle of Fredericksburg? Why?

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Stapleton Crutchfield: Stonewall’s Wounded Comrade

The ambulance lurched ever forward with a jerky, swaying motion. Pain dazed comprehension. General Jackson wounded? Lying just inches from him? How badly was the commander hurt? Exacerbated by the movements over the rough road, the dizzying, unrelenting agony radiated from … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 6/13-6/19/16

From Sarah Kay Bierle: Though often overshadowed by their commanders, staff officers played an important role. Who’s your favorite staff officer? Why?

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