This was Jeff Wert’s presentation at the 2014 Shenandoah Valley Campaign and The Burning Sesquicentennial Conference held at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, VA. On May 4, 1864, the Army of the Potomac crossed the Rapidan River and with that crossing the war in the East changed.  The man who led them, Ulysses S. […]

The 1864 Shenandoah Campaign and the Burning Sesquicentennial Conference was held at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Virginia on Saturday, August 2, 2014. It’s always a treat to be back in the Old Dominion, especially in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.  This was an excellent conference.  The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, which put on the […]

Here’s another short video from the NPS and the good folks at the Jefferson National Parks Association.  This covers slavery at White Haven.  The video’s description says, “Ulysses S. Grant was one of the greatest civil rights presidents in American history, serving from 1869 to 1877, and his legacy on behalf of African American citizenship […]

The NPS has a nice short video discussing the love of Ulysses and Julia Grant.  They do a great job in a very short amount of time. The video’s description says, “Most people know Ulysses S. Grant as a victorious Civil War general and the 18th President of the United States, but many don’t know […]

Over at The Gift That Keeps On Giving, the group owner posted this regarding the allegation that Lee, during Reconstruction, said, “Governor, if I had foreseen the use those people designed to make of their victory, there would have been no surrender at Appomattox Courthouse; no sir, not by me. Had I foreseen these results […]

Here’s Ranger Karlton Smith giving a special battle walk in honor of Alonzo Cushing’s being given the Medal of Honor.

Here’s an excellent article by Charles W. Ramsdell from the July, 1930 issue of the American Historical Review concerning Robert E. Lee’s problem of supplying horses and mules, thus affecting the mobility of his army.


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