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Colonel Hayes and the Third Battle of Winchester

The Third Battle of Winchester—fought on September 19, 1864—pitted Union General Philip Sheridan against Confederate General Jubal Early in the largest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley. The conflict ended with the Confederates giving up Winchester for the last time … Continue reading

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Mourning a Friend

Peter Vredenburgh, Jr. died almost 130 years before I was born. And yet, as I read his letters from the Civil War, I found myself identifying with Vredenburgh and thinking of him as a close companion. Which perhaps explains why, … Continue reading

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