This month marks the 2nd year anniversary of this blog’s launching. In the last two years, I’ve learned so much and traveled to so many new places that I haven’t begun to share. I’ve made connections and set myself on a path that I know will bring a heap of future satisfaction. It’s my greatest… Continue reading See the Old Year Out!
Philip Sheridan (left) and his doppelganger, Lee Van Cleef (right) Philip Sheridan had finally been let loose onto his own independent command from the rest of the Army of the Potomac. He took his 10,000 men under Wesley Merritt, James Wilson, and David Gregg – the first time they had all been together since the… Continue reading Cavalry Face Off – Sheridan vs. Stuart, May 1864
As we transition from March into April, so do we enter a Virginia Battlefield series here on the blog. In February, we presented the battle of Chancellorsville, where “Fighting Joe” Hooker acted slightly contrary to his nickname and the Confederacy lost one of its most prized generals, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. After the Union army pulled… Continue reading Marching Back Into Virginia…
The blog is going to take a quick break from battles and focus on one of my favorite parts of my Civil War traveling. Mansions! I love touring through these old homes that are just dripping with history. I hear the stories of the families, see the artifacts from their stay in the home, and… Continue reading Mobile Mansions – Intro to March Series
The Civil War, like any major event in history, was packed with various types of propaganda. The definition of "propaganda" is as follows: "information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view." Let's face it. We've all been victims or perpetuates of propaganda… Continue reading Postcards and Propaganda
And so, this blog is now one year old! For those who have been with me since the start, thank you for your support. For those who joined me along the way, I hope you've come to anticipate my weekly posts. As I reflect on my journey into the Civil War - especially this past… Continue reading New Years Wishes
The Battle – Part 2 At a quarter past 5 o’clock in the morning, the Confederates stormed out of the Wilderness, the Rebel Yell like barreling thunder to those startled Federals. A short resistance was put up by Colonel Adolphus Bushbeck’s 154th New York, about 5,000 men, but it was still no use. The left… Continue reading Chancellorsville – The Carnage Was Fearful – Part 2
If you're seeing this post, you're beginning this journey with me fairly early - or you've scrolled this far in my blog posts and are a very dedicated reader. Either way, please bear with me as I gather materials and construct posts to bulk up the site a bit. Patience is much appreciated! --- Belle… Continue reading The Journey Begins