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The Dranesville fight

The Dranesville fight which Newt Nash mentioned in his Jan. 1st letter to wife Mollie was the Dec. 20 battle between Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry, riding a reconnaissance north from Centerville, and Union troops under Gen. Edward Ord. Nash relied … Continue reading

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Move to Hogback Mountain

Just as he had feared, Newt Nash had to pull down his excellent rock stove the day after he wrote to Mollie about it.  That Monday, Dec. 2, the regiment broke camp and left Carter’s Mill on the Oatlands Plantation. … Continue reading

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Fort Evans

The dark shape under the trees is what’s left of the north wall of Fort Evans, an earthwork fortified with a few cannon in open-top embrasures. You’re looking south from Edwards Ferry Road on the east side of Leesburg. The … Continue reading

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The “sick regiment” continues ill

The Leesburg assignment was supposed to help the 13th recover from its outbreaks of measles, pneumonia and typhoid fever. Instead, the crowding of men unused to crowding and with low immunity meant the outbreaks of contagious disease continued as August … Continue reading

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