Arguably the lowest point for the Army of the Potomac, the Battle of Fredericksburg was lost before it began, due to poor decisions made by the top brass.
Ever been to a Civil War reenactment? Here’s a short video full of the sights and sounds of a small reenactment in Woodbury, CT. As you can see, I was able to get pretty close to the action.
Here’s one of those great websites everyone interested in the Civil War should bookmark.
Why was Harper’s Ferry, WV so important to both sides in the Civil War? The 14th Connecticut spent six hard weeks there after Antietam.
For your July 4th, here’s a slow, quiet stroll through Antietam National Cemetery in honor of Independence Day and the many thousands who gave all for the freedom of others.