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Daily Archives: May 24, 2012

The Lauded Little Mac

In the post “The Cowardly Lion on the Peninsula,” Brian introduced you to the faults of General George B. McClellan.  However, what has yet to be explored is how the soldiers or the public felt about their now heavily criticized commander.  Did they see McClellan as a coward or was he considered more of a […]

The Battle of Front Royal

Hello everyone, and welcome to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: when I brush my teeth, I feel strongly reminded of a fast version of the tune “Turkey in the Straw.”   150 years ago yesterday, the Union and Confederate armies met in battle at Front Royal, Virginia. As a crucial part […]

Monitor Log: 24 May 1862

Remarks May 24th /62   Midnight to 4 P.M Wind & weather same.  Heat lightning to the southward                                                                                                                                                      William Flye     4 to 8 A.M Wind N.N.E & cloudy.   slight showers of rain                     E. V. Gager     8 to Meridian Rainy & N.E. wind, Dragon came alongside                         Louis Stodder     […]