The death of Col. Harry Burgwyn at the head of his 26th North Carolina Infantry during the first day’s fight at Gettysburg is deeply embedded in battlefield lore. Less rememberedContinue readingGettysburg Memory
At Cold Harbor near dawn on June 1, 1864, a Confederate corps changed position along its main line before another day of brutal combat. Union forces spotted their movements throughContinue readingAlas, Poor Yorick!
The pencil inscriptions above the portraits of these Union officers leave no question about the point of view of the unnamed writers. The major pictured on the left is brandedContinue readingAccusations
In February 1905, the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution to return 74 captured Confederate flags stored in the War Department in Washington, D.C. According to a news report, theContinue reading“Fateful April 6”