July 2, 1863: Twentieth Maine Charges

  Lieut. GEORGE B. HERENDEEN, A. A. A. G., Third Brig., First Div., Fifth Army Corps.         SIR: In compliance with the request of the colonel commanding the brigade, I have the honor to submit a somewhat detailed report of

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Truth In a Time of Hysteria

Well, the National Park Service has joined the witch hunt against the Confederate flag, with this truly Orwellian statement: America’s national parks are no longer selling Confederate battle flags in their bookstores and gift shops. The National Park Service (NPS)

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April 12, 1865: Surrender Ceremony at Appomatox

          The choice of the two officers to oversee the surrender ceremony at Appomattox, Union General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Confederate General John Brown Gordon, was quite appropriate.  In a War where the vast majority of

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March 31, 1865: Battle of White Oak Road

  Realizing that Grant was moving sufficient troops to flank his right, General Lee decided to launch an attack against the troops of the Union V Corps, holding a section of  the White Oak Road and preventing the linking of

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March 29, 1865: Battle of Lewis Farm

 The Appomattox Campaign began on March 29, 1865, with Grant moving the V and II corps to the west to outflank Lee’s lines, while Sheridan and his troopers were sent south to rip up the rail lines linking Petersburg and

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July 2, 1863: 20th Maine Holds Little Round Top

A stirring tribute to Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, who, with his boys of the 20th Maine, quite possibly saved the Union at Little Round Top on July 2, 1863.  A professor who volunteered to fight, Chamberlain was typical of those who

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