Browsing All posts tagged under »Virginians«

Tangents… and looking for “intersections”, part 1

June 12, 2011 by

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This past week, I’ve found myself distracted from the standard Sesqui followings. Maybe it’s because I just haven’t felt like there’s much to say, regarding what happened at this time (almost mid-June), 150 years ago. Not to say that there wasn’t a lot going on at that time… Anyway, as I am one to go […]

“Turncoat Virginians”

August 27, 2009 by

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When reviewing a Confederate unit history recently, I ran across a remark made by the contemporary author (not a person who actually lived during the Civil War) about the men of Samuel Means‘ Loudoun Rangers (see this link for an interesting history of the unit… strange to say, the author of this article also uses the word “turncoat” […]

Reluctant Confederates? So what?

July 28, 2008 by

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In the process of researching and writing my thesis, one of my friends couldn’t see the big deal about “reluctant Confederates.” He saw no difference between reluctance in WW2 soldiers and those from the South during the Civil War. His grandfather didn’t want to fight in WW2, but he was drafted, served, and came home. […]