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Of Confederates, Contracts and Congress…

The bodies of several of the Confederate dead began arriving in Richmond, VA 150 years ago today. Among them were Acting Brigadier General Francis Bartow and General Bernard Bee (the man who gave ‘Stonewall’ Jackson his nickname). The Richmond Dispatch reported that Bartow, though suffering from a shattered foot during the battle, was “waving his […]

Picnic and panic

It seems like a nice day for an outing…pack a picnic lunch, watch a battle, and be back in Washington before it gets too late. At 5:30 a.m., battle began at Manassas Junction, VA. While Federal troops initially saw some success against the Confederates, the Confederates rallied – and Thomas Jonathan Jackson added another name […]