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Germans Abstain from Beer! A Shocking Revelation from the New York TImes

More than two weeks have flown by since my last post. I promised to tell more of how German soldiers were portrayed in Civil War era media (was that word even used then?). In this short post, I will deliver … Continue reading

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Winter in Virginia – Part 1

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

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“I will not perform the ungrateful task of comparing cases of failure.”

Again and again I find myself drawn to the engagements at the Rappahannock river crossings in the week prior to the battle of Second Bull Run.  While some of my first posts dealt with Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, today’s post … Continue reading

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