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Taking up the advance

On June 10, 1863, a Wednesday, the brigade’s division commander Gen. Lafayette McLaws wrote his wife Emily that he was unsure of the army’s destination, but the talk was of Pennsylvania: “Our army has taken up the advance…Our destination is … Continue reading

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Gen. Barksdale’s new horse

Fredericksburg, Saturday, May 16, 1863. Spartan Band diarist William H. Hill recorded: “A horse, belonging to the Yankee army, swam the river this morning to our lines.” Independent historian Jess N. McLean noted that Gen. Barksdale took the horse for … Continue reading

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