“Officers and men of the First Brigade, I am not here to make a speech but simply to say farewell. I first met you at Harper’s Ferry in the commencement of the war, and I cannot take leave of you without giving expression to my admiration of your conduct from that day to this, whether on the march, in the bivouac, the tented field, or on the bloody plains of Manassas, where you gained the well-deserved reputation of having decided the fate of the battle. Continue reading
henry k. douglas
Maryland, My Maryland (ECW guest posts)
This week a blog series written by yours truly was published on Emerging Civil War.
The series introducing the internal conflict experienced in the state of Maryland during the American Civil War. I enjoyed the opportunity to introduce this subject and share stories of two young people who were directly affected by the struggle.
Here are all the links “Maryland, My Maryland”:
Maryland, My Maryland, Part 1 – introduces Maryland’s role as a border state during the Civil War
Maryland, My Maryland, Part 2 – follow a young Marylander who chose to fight for the Confederacy and what happened to his family as a result of his decision
Maryland, My Maryland, Part 3 – meet Miss Eupehmia Goldsborough whose charity and Southern sympathies exiled her from her home state.
P.S. You are welcome to leave comments and questions on ECW. I will be happy to answer them!