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Anaconda Plan

The Anaconda Plan was constructed by General Winfield Scott to shut down Confederate naval and shipping capabilities. The Confederacy, without ports, was unable to import European munitions. 387 more words

REVIEW: I Shall be Near to You by Erin McCabe

Devotion and a little desperation lead Rosetta to follow her newlywed husband to the Union Army.  The story takes place over about 18 months during 1862 and 1863.  100 more words

Book Reviews

Memories in an Old Cigar Box.

Funny how people can come into our lives, some for only what seems to be a short moment, and yet, they leave some of the most lasting impressions.  347 more words

A Virginia private's tough March to Maryland in August- September, 1862

On August 18 of that year our brigade, composed of the First, Seventh, Eleventh and Seventeenth Virginia Infantry, set its faces northward from Gordonsville. Every knapsack and all camp equipage were left behind, and in light marching order, with 60 rounds of ammunition, a blanket over our shoulders and five days’ rations in our haversacks, we headed for the Rapidan river. 287 more words


4th of July Photos | Antietam battlefield

I went with my husband’s family to Antietam battlefield to watch their outdoor concert and fireworks show!  We’ve been to this before a couple of years ago and we think this is the best fireworks display in the area.   191 more words