The Army of the Potomac

Army of the Potomac, advancing army, Alloy of a dozen disparate, alien States, City-boy, farm-hand, bounty-man, first volunteer, Old regular, drafted recruit, paid substitute, Men who fought through the war from First Bull Run, And other men, nowise different in

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Not Enemies, But Friends

When writing about the Civil War I always marvel that it did not inflict mortal harm on this Republic.  That it did not do so, was because many good men and women, on both sides after the War, lived up to

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August 17, 1861: Birth of the Army of the Potomac

On August 17, 1861 the Union military departments of the Shenandoah, Washington, and Northeastern Virginia were merged, and  the Army of the Potomac formed, the hard luck Army that experienced defeat after defeat until its great victory at Gettysburg, endured the

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