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Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery – Part 3

This is a short post. While I was researching my next several topics, I came across a reference to one of the Confederate soldiers highlighted in my last post (click here).  I was paging through William Owen’s book on the … Continue reading

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Washington Artillery (part 3)

Squires Battery Technically, Squires Battery is the 1st Company of the Washington Artillery of New Orleans. Charles W. Squires began his career with the Washington Artillery at age 19 as the 1st Company’s First Lieutenant. Squires, along with three hundred … Continue reading

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Mapping Willis Hill

Willis Hill was an investment property of a local merchant, William M. Mitchell. When Mitchell purchased the 18 acres on Willis Hill, with the exception of the cemetery, from John Howison in 1854, the land was devoid of structural improvements. … Continue reading

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The Incredible Eye of Alfred Waud

In the time before photography was able to capture action shots, an intrepid group of men sketch “action” for the public. During the Civil War, this group of “Special Artists” included Frank Vizitelli, Alfred Waud, Thomas Nast, Edwin Forbes, WT … Continue reading

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Richardson House on Willis Hill

The Richardson House is gone. The National Park Service (NPS) recently removed the structure that once sat atop Willis Hill. Continue reading

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