Category Archives: The Fall of Richmond

The ghost 13th at Nashville

The 13th’s battle flags certainly got around, at least one being captured at Knoxville in November 1863 and another possibly captured at Saylor’s Creek in 1865, though the latter is in dispute. There’s no dispute, however, about a 13th battle … Continue reading

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Retreat: the last brigade through Richmond

“The final act in the pathetic, tragic struggle of 40,000 half-starved Confederates against the Federal host of 130,000 perfectly-equipped men began April 1st,” 1865, a Saturday. So wrote self-described 21st Mississippi Regiment veteran J.S. McNeilly for the Mississippi Historical Society … Continue reading

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