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The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part Eight

Part eight in a series.

Sweeping the 11th Corps

For the last few hours George Doles four Georgia regiments had done little more than skirmish with the men of the 11th Corps. 694 more words

Battles

The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part Seven

Part Seven in a Series

Lee’s Bad Old Man Takes the Field:

At the outset of the Chancellorsville Campaign, Major General Jubal A. Early was the junior ranking division commander in Lee’s army. 901 more words

Battles

The capture of Jefferson Davis, part Two

After his meeting with Colonel Henry Harnden of the 1st Wisconsin on May 9th, Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Pritchard took his 4th Michigan troopers to Abbeville Georgia. 1,585 more words

Emerging Civil War

The Capture of Jefferson Davis, Part One

In April 1865 the very air was alive with rumors. Lee and Johnston had surrendered, and despite the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the Southern Confederacy seemed to be going up the spout. 2,262 more words

Emerging Civil War

Forrest's Farewell

Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest issued a farewell message to his cavalrymen, concentrated in Gainesville, Alabama, 150 years ago today:

By an agreement made between Liet.-Gen. 709 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

James Longstreet's Forget-Me-Nots

James Longstreet is having a quiet day—quieter than the day had had 151 years ago, that’s for sure. On May 6, 1864, the Wilderness boiled around him with battle. 283 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Jackson on the Field

One hundred and fifty two years ago, Stonewall Jackson met his dark fate along the Mountain Road during the battle of Chancellorsville. It was a sudden switch from his first appearance on the battlefield on May 1, which Confederate artillerist Edward Porter Alexander recounted in his memoir: 132 more words

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