Battles in the East

Attacked at Night – Rappahannock Station, November 1863

In the months following the momentous battle at Gettysburg, the Army of the Potomac, led by General George Gordon Meade, and the Army of Northern Virginia, led by General Robert E. Lee, had been in constant contact with one another. The Confederates continued to pull back through Maryland and the north part of Virginia until… Continue reading Attacked at Night – Rappahannock Station, November 1863

Battles in the East

Fredericksburg – A Crucible of Valor

Within the Civil War era exists a certain preconceived image of how wars were fought and how soldiers behaved. There’s this idea of valiant heroism. Who else would have been brave enough to charge across an open field into a storm of bullets? It was a different time, but the mindset of the soldier –… Continue reading Fredericksburg – A Crucible of Valor

Civil War Trivia, Gab About Generals

The Cavalryman and His Hat

In researching any part of history, one tends to learn about important figures from a distance. Take the Civil War for example. You can read about Lee and Jackson, McClellan and Pope, Lincoln and Davis, all day long. You’ll read about what they did, how they did it, and maybe a few quotes scattered here… Continue reading The Cavalryman and His Hat