Browsing All posts tagged under »5th Virginia Infantry«

Along the road to McDowell… another Sesqui moment

May 6, 2012 by

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Because of the move, I’m still without certain notes and books to back me up with quotes and whatnot… so, I’m going to wing it again… The masses are flocking (or so it would seem) to McDowell, Virginia this weekend for the 150th anniversary of the battle, but… it’s not the actual Sesqui until Tuesday. […]

Prelude to Manassas: The “Affair at Falling Waters”

July 2, 2011 by

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There’s much talk today about Gettysburg, and I’m sure I’ll have a lot to say about that in two years, but… 150 years ago on this day (morning), while probing toward the Potomac River, just south of Williamsport, Maryland, the 5th Virginia Infantry, along with the 1st Rockbridge Artillery… and even a portion of the […]

Some thoughts on Levi Miller

September 28, 2008 by

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Recently, when doing my daily blog surfing, I came across this post about “black Confederate” Levi Miller at Richard Williams blog. As with every “black Confederate” that pops up on the radar, I was skeptical. However, Miller received a pension under one of the acts that granted veterans pensions (Miller’s was filed under the act of […]

Valley of the Shadow Project and Civil War Memory

March 26, 2008 by

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I had planned on posting about something to do with Southern Unionists today, but in the course of deciding exactly what I wanted to write about (and after a little Web navigation), I came across something that I wanted to pass along. Most in Civil War era studies are probably aware of the Valley of […]