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This past week marked the 150th Anniversary of the battle of New Market (May 15, 1864). Federal Major General Franz Sigel was ordered by Grant to move up the Valley Turnpike to Lynchburg, where Sigel was to destroy the canal … Continue reading
They were merely boys, some just old enough to shave for the first time. The youngest was 15, the oldest 24. General John Cabell Breckenridge was adamant: the “boys” from the Virginia Military Institute would only be used as reinforcements … Continue reading
On May 15, 1863—150 years ago today—Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was laid to rest in his beloved Shenandoah Valley. He had died five days previously and, since his death, his remains had traveled from Guinea Station down to Richmond … Continue reading
part five in a series In 1933, administration of the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park was turned over to the National Park Service, and shortly thereafter, the NPS invited the Civilian Conservation Corps to come in to the park … Continue reading
I unexpectedly found myself in Lexington, Virginia on Saturday evening (long story!). I thought I’d share a couple snapshots to help folks get into the holiday spirit.
Second in a series From his perch high atop a granite pedestal at the head of the Virginia Military Institute’s parade grounds in Lexington, Virginia, Stonewall Jackson watches the sunset every day.
A surprising bit of news out of Lexington, Virginia this week: The Virginia Military Institute has finished the process of acquiring the Stonewall Jackson House. The Jackson House, and the adjoining Davidson-Tucker House, which has been used as administrative offices, … Continue reading