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The 9th Maryland, at Charles Town – Col. Simpson’s folly?

November 23, 2013 by

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About the time folks were talking about Bristoe Station, last month, other things were happening on the Sesqui calendar of events. It just so happens I’m a little late in marking the dates. On October 18, 1863, for example (as a Sesqui reflection of “meanwhile, here in the Shenandoah Valley…”), John D. Imboden’s command closed-in […]

Winchester to Halltown

April 18, 2011 by

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By dusk, the Virginia troops arrived in Winchester, returned the horses to the farmers, and begins to wait for rail cars to haul them on the Winchester and Potomac Railroad, 28 miles, to Halltown. From there, the guns would be moved to Bolivar Heights, arriving at about 4 a.m. on April 19. General Kenton Harper, […]

Manassas Junction to Winchester

April 18, 2011 by

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After switching trains at Manassas Junction, now on the Manassas Gap Railroad, the body of troops moved toward Strasburg. At one point, Imboden detects that the engineer of the train is deliberately slowing down, and places a Navy Colt revolver to the engineer’s head. Once in Strasburg, Imboden, seeing farmers working in the fields, commandeers […]

Imboden arrives in Staunton

April 17, 2011 by

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Approximately 6 p.m., April 17, 1861… Imboden arrives in Staunton to find the Staunton Artillery and Guard drawn up on the railroad platform, but word has found its way to many citizens (many, dedicated Staunton Vindicator readers, no doubt), and many civilians are crowded around the depot as well. A telegram awaits Imboden of the […]

“You were once… Governor… and we will take orders from you, sir.”

April 16, 2011 by

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During the next few days of the Sesquicentennial, I’ll have a few things to say about what I believe to be a dark time in Virginia’s history. But, why? I’ll keep it simple. On April 15, John D. Imboden was summoned to Richmond, for a meeting with ex-Governor Henry A. Wise. They met on the […]

The Vindicator addresses the Spectator’s “doing harm” piece

February 15, 2011 by

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From the Republican Vindicator, February 15, 1861, in response to the piece I mentioned, =>here: The Spectator The Spectator, seeking an excuse to compliment its editor in the last issue of that paper, says it “understood that some of the extremists in this and the adjoining counties say that the Staunton Spectator is doing more […]

Virginia newspapers “doing harm” to sentiments of disunion

February 4, 2011 by

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As Ron Baumgarten pointed out in his post the other day over at “All Not So Quiet on the Potomac”, today marks the 150th anniversary of Virginians voting for delegates to the Virginia Convention of 1861. By the time of the vote, seven states from the deep South had seceded; Texas being the most recent, […]

May I paraphrase you… out of context… General Jackson?

January 6, 2009 by

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Looking through the unit history for the Staunton Artillery yesterday (for something pertaining to a post over at BullRunnings), I came across a quote that sounded familiar. Then I realized that it was from a Gods & Generals conversation between “General Jackson” and “Captain Smith.” Remember? It was one held at the artillery position (Ricketts’?), […]