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McClellan and His Men

Hey there, folks, and welcome back to the Connections blog! During these past two weeks 150 years ago, Confederate General Lee and his army had slipped into Union General Pope’s rear and forced him into a fight at the Battle of 2nd Manassas, on almost the exact same battlefield as the Battle of 1st Manassas. […]

Monitor Log: 5 May 1862

The fighting was fierce in Williamsburg on this day 150 years ago, but in Hampton Roads, it was another dreary day on the Monitor. Mechanics still worked on the pilothouse and the men wondered what the strange lights were at Craney Island… Remarks Monday May 5th/62     From Midnight to 4 A.M. Fresh breeze […]