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Sketch artist Jim Hoffman of Versailles, Kentucky records the action for the readers of Harpers Weekly.

Battle for Atlanta: Sketching the action at Atlanta

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:37 am

NASH FARM, GA. — Most know that the chronicling of the Civil War was done by two types of correspondents. The first type of journalist and by far the largest in number where “The Scribblers.” These were the civilian writers who traveled with the armies and documented the events that they witnessed. They would write articles for their paper of record and attempt to transmit them by telegraph, courier or

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Jeff Wert and Keven Walker lead a car caravan tour of the Cavalry Sites of Third Winchester.

Third Winchester and the George S. Patton you may not know

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:44 am

I’m sure everyone is aware of George Smith Patton. Beloved by his troops, always at the forefront, always willing to take risks to achieve victory, dying from wounds received in a pivotal battle in the War. Say what? Oh, you thought I was writing about that George S. Patton, commander of the Third Army in World War II. The George S. Patton I mean was a Confederate Colonel mortally wounded

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Major Preservation Announcement at Sailor’s Creek October 31, 2014 at 12 p.m.

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:17 am

(Rice, Va.) – On Friday, October 31, 2014, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will join the Civil War Trust at the Sailor’s Creek Battlefield for an exciting announcement about preservation successes at Sailor’s Creek and nearby High Bridge Trail State Park.  The event will mark the latest achievements of the ongoing partnership between the Civil War Trust and Commonwealth of Virginia to protect the battlefields during the national sesquicentennial commemoration of

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Bloody Spring: Forty Days That Sealed The Confederacy’s Fate

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:31 am

This book covers the 40 days of May and June 1864 that was almost ceaseless daily combat between the Confederate forces commanded by General Robert E. Lee and the Union forces commanded by General Ulysses S. Grant, which is now known as Grant’s overland campaign. The losses suffered by both sides were greater than that of the war so far. This campaign was one of five coordinated attacks planned by

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