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The Fourth of July in the Shenandoah… in 1862

July 4, 2012 by


I looked through a few of the resources I have at my disposal, for accounts of Union soldiers who remained in the Shenandoah Valley, and were still present here, on July 4, 1862. Regretfully, I could only come up with two accounts that were either written on that day, or described, in brief, what happened […]

A safe and happy 4th!

July 4, 2009 by


Here’s wishing everyone a safe and happy Independence Day! In thinking about the day this year, after a trip to Saratoga, NY last summer, I find it rather interesting to reflect on my Hessian relatives. So, a quick sidetrack from the American Civil War today… Sure, I have my fair share of ancestors who were […]


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