Category Archives: Battlefields

    Pressure at Gettysburg
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    Pressure at Gettysburg

      A student of mine a few years back asked me one day in class while we were in the …Read the Rest

    The Civil War Soldier’s Psyche
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    The Civil War Soldier’s Psyche

    How was it possible? Over 600,000 Americans died during the Civil War with the vast majority of deaths on both sides …Read the Rest

    Sunken Road at Fredericksburg
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    Sunken Road at Fredericksburg

    At the base of Marye’s Heights which is just one mile west from the town of Fredericksburg is the renmants of …Read the Rest

    The Uniqueness of Coastal Carolina Forts during the Civil War
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    The Uniqueness of Coastal Carolina Forts during the Civil War

    Since the days of Stede Bonnet and Edward Teach, a.k.a. “Blackbeard” Wilmington and the surrounding area has always been a …Read the Rest

    The Bloodiest Hour of the Civil War- Cold Harbor
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    The Bloodiest Hour of the Civil War- Cold Harbor

    As part of Grant’s Overland Campaign of 1864 the Union army was once again making a push for the Confederate …Read the Rest

    Seven Days’ Battles-1862
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    Seven Days’ Battles-1862

    General George McClellan after gaining command of the Army of the Potomac and whipping it into shape began his Peninsula …Read the Rest

    Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson & Shrine
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    Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson & Shrine

    On May 4, 1863 Jackson was brought to Fairfield Plantation owned by the Chandler family since 1854 at Guinea Station, VA. …Read the Rest

    Battle of Fredericksburg- Dec. 13, 1862
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    Battle of Fredericksburg- Dec. 13, 1862

    At the time of the battle Fredericksburg was a town of about 5,000 people. It sat strategically placed along the …Read the Rest

    July 21st- 150th anniversary of the first major battle of the Civil War
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    July 21st- 150th anniversary of the first major battle of the Civil War

    Although the firing on Ft. Sumter at Charleston Harbor in April of 1861 marked the beginning of the Civil War, it …Read the Rest

    Memorial Day 2011
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    Memorial Day 2011

    Each Memorial Day Americans rightfully take the time to reflect on those who have fallen and made the ultimate sacrifice. . …Read the Rest