Civil War love letters from Stonewall Jackson

Civil War love letters from Stonewall Jackson

This is the third installment of my Civil War love letter series during Valentine’s Day week. General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson Young Stonewall Jackson Over the years, the persona of Stonewall Jackson has attained almost mythical proportions. In life, they...
Poignant love letter from the Civil War

Poignant love letter from the Civil War

This is the second installment of my Civil War love letter series during Valentine’s Day week. Featured today is Dr. Harvey Black and his especially eloquent letter to his wife. Dr. Harvey Black In April of 1861, the beginning of the Civil War, Dr. Black...
From the Heart: Civil War love letters

From the Heart: Civil War love letters

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so to get you in the mood, I’m going to feature a different Civil War love letter every day this week. The first one, written by Major Sullivan Ballou, was made famous by the famous Ken Burns Civil War...
A snowball battle during the Civil War

A snowball battle during the Civil War

Civil War snowball battle. With all of the snow we’ve been having this year, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at how the soldiers dealt with snow during the Civil War.I found that two back-to-back snowstorms in February of 1863 provided the...
150th anniversary of Loudoun Heights

150th anniversary of Loudoun Heights

St. Paul’s Church In the early hours of a frigid Sunday, January 10, 1864, a column of Mosby’s Rangers stealthily made their way over the snowy roads Between the Hills, stopping to collect themselves at St. Paul’s Church. Then they headed off the...
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