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New book on the legendary Stonewall Jackson

Thomas Jonathan Jackson at the beginning of the War Between the States was a rather obscure Confederate general. A professor at the Virginia Military Academy, he had enough political connections, military training, and stature to secure a commission as a … Continue reading

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Lee-Jackson Statue in Baltimore

On a recent business trip to John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, I stopped by the Lee-Jackson monument, which I had previously seen. I took a few photos of this impressive commemorative equestrian statue, which is one of the few … Continue reading

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Confederate mapmakers prepared for the invasion of Pennsylvania

During the winter of 1862-1863, famed Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and T. J. “Stonewall” Jackson planned a possible invasion of the North, with a focus on central Maryland and south-central Pennsylvania. Jackson had long advocated such an incursion, aimed … Continue reading

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Stonewall Jackson and Winchester, Virginia is Topic at York CWRT on August 21

The York CWRT will feature author and historian Jerry W. Holsworth at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 7 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St. in downtown York, Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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Road trip: Cedar Mountain Battlefield in Virginia

Cedar Mountain was one of the first battles in the 1862 Northern Virginia Campaign, which culminated with the Second Battle of Manassas and the subsequent fight at Oak Hill/Chantilly.  This was the only battle in which Stonewall Jackson is known … Continue reading

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Prospect Hill at Fredericksburg National Military Park

In the fall of 1862, 150 years ago, Confederate Lt. Gen. Stonewall Jackson anchored the right of his defensive line at Fredericksburg on Prospect Hill and planted several batteries there. The 65-foot-high position dominated the plain leading down to the … Continue reading

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