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Did Pope’s orders go too far… even further than he imagined?

August 14, 2012 by

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 19. HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA, Near Cedar Mountain, Va., August 14, 1862. The major-general commanding discovers with great dissatisfaction that General Orders, No. 5, requiring that the troops of this command be subsisted on the country in which their operations are conducted, has either been entirely misinterpreted or grossly abused by many […]

Sesqui moment of the day: The war gets harder in Va…. with a parallel in Mississippi

July 20, 2012 by

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I feel a need to bring up my blog post from July 4. Remember what John Mead Gould was thinking? He also resented the treatment of the Southern people he had encountered, despite what he considered, “kindness” of Union soldiers toward those same people. With all of this in mind, he began to reconsider the approach… […]