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The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Conclusion

The Conclusion of a Series. What to do? What to do? Even after all that had been thrown at him Dick Ewell determined he could make the attack, but he wanted support from Hill’s Third Corps. He sent Smith back … Continue reading

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The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part Nine

Part nine in a series.  “…a timely diversion…” Everything was seemingly going well for the Confederates on July 1st. Although the Army of Northern Virginia had blundered into the enemy, they had engaged two Federal corps and driven them from … Continue reading

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The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part Eight

Part eight in a series. Sweeping the 11th Corps For the last few hours George Doles four Georgia regiments had done little more than skirmish with the men of the 11th Corps. Doles and his 1,323 men had been tasked … Continue reading

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The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part Seven

Part Seven in a Series Lee’s Bad Old Man Takes the Field: At the outset of the Chancellorsville Campaign, Major General Jubal A. Early was the junior ranking division commander in Lee’s army. By the time he arrived at Gettysburg … Continue reading

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The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part Six

Part Six in a Series The Destruction of a Tar Heel Brigade Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson was a Georgia native, who was today leading four North Carolina regiments to battle. The men of Iverson’s brigade were veteran fighters, who outwardly … Continue reading

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The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part Five

Fifth Part of a Series O’Neal’s Failure  The men of Brig. Gen. John Robinson’s 2nd Division 1st Corps crouched low behind a stonewall to their front, skirmishers were deployed north of the Mummasburg Road, battle flags along the Federal line … Continue reading

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The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part Four

Part Four in a Series Rodes on Oak Hill: The lead elements of the Confederate Second Corps arrived in the area of Oak Hill a prominence on the first day battlefield that overlooks the McPherson Farm (nearly one mile to … Continue reading

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The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part Three

Part Three in a Series  The March to Gettysburg: Richard Ewell and his 21,806 man Second Corps had performed outstanding work in the Gettysburg Campaign thus far. Moving down the Shenandoah Valley, Ewell and the Second Corps had won stunning … Continue reading

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The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part Two

Part Two in a Series  Background of Battle: Brigadier General John Buford had seen all he needed late on the morning of June 30. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia was clearly within striking distance of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and … Continue reading

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The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part 1

Part One in a Series Introduction  The argument over how and why the Army of Northern Virginia lost the Battle of Gettysburg has been debated since the southern army withdrew from the small Pennsylvania town. A blame game of sorts … Continue reading

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