Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Journey: Dispatched to the Shenandoah Valley

From John Beauchamp Jones’ famous Rebel War Clerk’s Diary: “August 7th.[1864]—Hot and dry; but heavy rains in other parts of the State.┬áThe 1st Army Corps moved through the city [Richmond] last night, via the Central and Fredericksburg Railroads…All this indicates … Continue reading

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Battles: First Deep Bottom

On Saturday, the 23rd of July, Kershaw’s Division and the 13th Regiment were called out of the Petersburg trenches by General Lee. They left at 6:30 a.m., according to the First Corps Diary in the Official Records, and may have … Continue reading

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