Monthly Archives: July 2012

Thirteenth private buried at Arlington

Sometime in about May, 1864, a private from the Lauderdale Zouaves who had been captured by the Union was buried on a hillside near Washington City. Private Michael Quinn was an unmarried 35-year-old “ditcher” when he enlisted at Lauderdale Station … Continue reading

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Battles: Spotsylvania

There was to be no respite from battle for the First Corps, now under command of Gen. Richard Anderson. For the first time in the Eastern Theater, the Union Army under Grant would go forward after a major battle and … Continue reading

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Battles: The Wilderness

“About the first of May, we started for the Wilderness,” Private William J. Pace of the Newton Rifles wrote after the war, according to the regiment’s independent historian Jess McLean. “which was the beginning of one of the most hard … Continue reading

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