Category Archives: American Civil War

1862: “A Thread Of Red That Looked Like Blood”

Water was what I wanted and I believe, had the whole army been firing at me I would have gotten my canteen filled. Our regiment was going on a run when they crossed this little stream. It was only about … Continue reading

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1862: “I Enclose A Special Order…”

(Second and final blog post published today about the 1862 Maryland Campaign) Head Qts Banks Corps Near Frederick Sept 13/62 General I enclose a Special order of Genl. Lee Commanding Rebel forces – which was found on the field where … Continue reading

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1862: “Attainment Of An Honorable Peace”

(One of two posts published on September 11, 2017) Headquarters, Near Frederickstown, Maryland September 8, 1862 Mr. President: The present posture of affairs, in my opinion, places it in the power of the Government of the Confederate States to propose … Continue reading

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1862: “Near Manassas Junction”

September 1, 1862 …We were engaged with the enemy at and near Manassas Junction Tuesday and Wednesday, and again near the battle-field of Manassas on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; in all of which God gave us the victory. May He … Continue reading

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1862: “A Fair Exchange Of Prisoners”

Headquarters Cavalry, etc. Major General John Pope Commanding, etc. General. You have my hat and plume. I have your best coat. I have the honor to propose a cartel for a fair exchange of the prisoners.

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1862: “Personal Wish That All Men Everywhere Could Be Free”

Executive Mansion Washington, August 22, 1862. Hon. Horace Greely: Dear Sir I have just read yours of the 19th address to myself through the New-York Tribune. If there be in it any statements, or assumptions of fact, which I may … Continue reading

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