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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/31/2023 - 3:41pm
THE DIARY OF TEH YOUNG REBELS. HE ENLISTS AT HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA, JOINS COLONEL E. J. JONES’ REGIMENT – DEPARTS FOR CHATTANOOGA, THENCE FOR DALTON, LYNCHBURG, HARPER’S FERRY – RETREATS FROM HARPER’S FERRY TO WINCHESTER AND MANASSAS GAP, AND IS FINALLY KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF BULL RUN. April 29. – Left home with a company […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/27/2023 - 2:48pm
Two new releases from Savas Beatie have Bull Run ties. The Civil Wars of General Joseph E. Johnston, Confederate States Army, Vol. I: Virginia and Mississippi, 1861-1863 by Richard R. McMurry looks at various aspects of the career of the commander of the Army of the Shenandoah at First Bull Run. From the dust jacket: […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/25/2023 - 2:28pm
Correspondence of the Southern Advocate The 4th Alabama Regiment. In Camp Near Manassas, July 31. When the news of the battle and victory at this place on the 21st inst., flashed over the wires to us in Huntsville, deep solicitude for the safety of those dear to all prompted a trip to this place by […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/23/2023 - 10:46pm
While in town for the Powhatan Civil War Roundtable last week, I had time to take in some sites, including things like the Tredegar Iron Works, Confederate White House, Robert E. Lee’s residence, Chimborazo Hospital, Glendale battlefield, Malvern Hill, White Oak Swamp, and the Oakwood, Glendale, and Hollywood Cemeteries. At the latter, I chased down […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/23/2023 - 9:27pm
This past Thursday I was hosted by 42 good folks at the Powhatan Civil War Roundtable for the shortest version yet of my presentation on McDowell’s Plan for First Bull Run. This will come as a relief to the people who have had to sit through up to 1:45 of earlier iterations. All in all, […]
Author: noreply@blogger.com (Mannie Gentile)
Posted: 01/19/2023 - 11:52am

 (note: for those who are looking for my post on how to get a job as a park ranger, that is the post just previous to this one.)


Oh my gosh! I'll be graduating with a visual arts degree in May.  When one is having the time of one's life, it seems that the time just blows by.


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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/16/2023 - 11:02am
Albert Gallatin Riddle at Ancestry Albert Gallatin Riddle at FindAGrave Albert Gallatin Riddle at Wikipedia
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/16/2023 - 10:42am
AN OHIO M. C. IN THE FLIGHT. Mr. Riddle, a member of Congress from Ohio, writes a letter to the Cleveland Leader concerning his experience at the battle at Bull Run, from which we make the following extract: “Well, the further they (the soldiers) ran, the more frightened they grew, and although we moved on […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/13/2023 - 12:54pm
The Confederate Flag. We believe we speak the sentiments of three-fourths of the Southern people, when we state that the Confederate Flag has not only failed to satisfy, but has greatly disappointed them. The idea of a committee having been occupied for weeks in composing and selecting from the hundred different specimens, a flag to […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/12/2023 - 11:18am
P. G. T. Beauregard at Ancestry P. G. T. Beauregard at Fold3 P. G. T. Beauregard at FindAGrave P. G. T. Beauregard at Wikipedia The First Battle of Bull Run by P. G. T. Beauregard
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