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The Second Battle of Manassas

From August 28-30, 1862, the Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) took place in Prince William County, Virginia.The battle between General Stonewall Jackson’s Confederate troops and General Pope’s Union forces resulted in a Confederate victory. 84 more words

Shaping Chancellorsville: Conclusion

The final installment in a series

In 2010, the update to Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (FSNMP) map denoted for the first time the location of the Day One battlefield even though it lies outside the park boundary. 847 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

The Americans I

After Cameron Korn picked me up from the airport in Charlotte, we went to go explore downtown Charlotte and Stonewall Jackson. We didn’t stay long because we needed to find a place to stay, so we ended up camping an hour outside of Charlotte. 463 more words

Diggie Vitt


The general’s house -

His sword at rest on his chair ~

Kale cane in the hall.



Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

I received an e-copy of this book through NetGalley  with the expectation that I will post a review on their site and others (my blog, Goodreads, Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, Twitter, Amazon, etc.). 230 more words


Here is a wise and righteous general conducting a defensive war to save his country. At mid-summer an observer says to him, “General, have you not changed your plan of campaign since you began it?” He replies, “I have.” Says the observer, “Then you must be a fickle person?” He replies, “No, I have changed it not because I was fickle, but for these two reasons: because I have been unable and have failed in some of the necessary points of my first plan; and second, I have found out things I did not know when I began.” We say that is perfect common sense, and clears the general from all charge of fickleness.

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Field Trip: Stinson Vineyards

I’ve visited a ton of Virginia wineries over the years. But I’ve only been writing this blog for a few short months, so I’m gradually revisiting favorites, not so favorites, and new wineries so I can blog the experience.   1,303 more words