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Perhaps not so surprisingly, my post this week (and first new substantive post in awhile) is not on one of the topics I mentioned last week. Not directly anyway. Going back into “research mode” I’ve found some interesting letters online, … Continue reading
Title quote from Stanza 4 of the Civil War song “I’m going to fight mit Sigel” Going back to a previous posting of a winter letter , I am devoting this post to a quick review of the author of that … Continue reading
Winter arrived, albeit briefly, in the Shenandoah Valley this weekend. With that in mind, I offer, without commentary, a letter from Franz Sigel to President Abraham Lincoln (courtesy of American Memory from the Library of Congress), which provides one example … Continue reading
As a follow-up to my earlier post of Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, I’ve been working on identifying the Federal units involved, especially which infantry regiment was responsible for the three cheers and a “tiger” that Jubal Early heard on the … Continue reading