On August 9, 1862, Stonewall Jackson, spearheading General Lee’s offensive against General John Pope’s hastily assembled Army of Virginia. At Cedar Mountain in Culpepper County Virginia he attack his old Valley adversary General Nathaniel Banks, known affectionately by
The First Battle of Bull Run, or First Manassas, was the first major battle of the Civil War. A Confederate victory, it gave lessons to those paying attention: 1. It amply demonstrated the hazards of sending half-trained troops into
“And New Market’s young cadets.” Southern Birthright, Bobby Horton John C. Breckinridge, fourteenth Vice-President of the United States and current Confederate Major General, had a big problem. His task was to hold the Shenandoah Valley, the bread basket of
Hattip for the above video to commenter Greg Mockeridge. I have never liked Presidents’ Day. Why celebrate loser presidents like Jimmy Carter and James Buchanan, non-entities like Millard Fillmore, bad presidents, like Grant, with great presidents like Washington and Lincoln?