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Les Zouaves

The Civil War Trust just released one of its latest short videos about Zouave soldiers, the prominent and multi-colored soldiers that adorned the battlefields in both armies, but predominantly the Union. Jim Taub gives an excellent discussion of Zouaves in … Continue reading

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Reward for Service

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Jim Taub Firing had been growing in intensity all along the line. The skirmishers of Governeur Warren’s V Corps were hotly engaged with Richard Ewell’s Confederates. The Army of the Potomac … Continue reading

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Resolutions Are Not Just For New Year’s Day!

Many of us take stock of our lives during the first couple of weeks of the New Year. We look at what went well, and what went poorly, what could have been better, and what could have been worse. Then, … Continue reading

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A Curious Case of the Measles

We are glad to welcome Meg Thompson as a guest author today. Meg currently teaches at Brownell Middle School, named for E. E. Brownell, a California educator who was named for Colonel Elmer Ellsworth and is related to Corporal Francis … Continue reading

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