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1864: “Took Place June 6th 1862”

Camp near Orange C.H. Va 10th Feb’y 1864 Capt. John Esten Cooke Dear Sir, The skirmish in which Gen. Ashby was killed took place June 6th 1862. My Division, acting as rear-guard, had encamped on the evening of the 5th, … Continue reading

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General Ewell’s Gettysburg: Prudence or Folly?

The debate is endless…who’s to blame for the Confederate’s loss of the Battle of Gettysburg? While Longstreet and Stuart are primary scapegoats, General Richard Ewell acquires his share of blame too. But, if this blog devolves to “blame-fest” and character … Continue reading

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