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ECW Weekender: Yorktown — Then & Now

Earlier in the spring, I went on some adventures on the Virginia Peninsula and ended up at Yorktown. Having recently read Wilford Kale’s short history of the area and stuck it in my backpack, I wandered around part of the … Continue reading

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Battlefield Markers & Monuments: Yorktown Monument – A Victim of Another War

It was early in the war, in the spring of 1862 when the armies converged on Yorktown, Virginia.  The fact that many had not yet seen combat and been hardened to the realities of war, combined with the surge of … Continue reading

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