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The Journey: Maryland, My Maryland

Sept. 6, 1862, a Saturday. Wrote Spartan Band Private and diarist Albert Wymer Henley, “Our haversacks full of rations, we were again set into motion.” The 13th tried to cross the Potomac River at White’s Ford, northeast of Leesburg, where … Continue reading

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Jess McLean’s invaluable history

Undeniably the most complete work in print about the regiment is Jess N. McLean Sr.’s so-called “Official Records.” They’re official insofar as they are muster rolls and orders and after-action reports. The book also contains excerpts from private diaries and … Continue reading

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