Gettysburg, Day 1: Intelligence and how to get it

“It started as a minor scrap with a few militia. The next thing I know, I’m tangling with half the Union army.” A lovely line from the book “Killer Angels” and then the movie adaptation “Gettysburg.” General Henry Heth’s summary of the donnybrook his division had initiated on the morning of July 1, 1863. AndContinue reading “Gettysburg, Day 1: Intelligence and how to get it”

Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – New Hampshire

New Hampshire was represented by one line in the fourth quarter summary for 1864. That one line accounted for the lone field battery from the state: 1st Light Battery: At Brandy Station with four 3-inch Ordnance Rifles. The battery remained under command of Captain Frederick M. Edgell. In October the battery transferred out of theContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – New Hampshire”

Raccoon Ford Solar Farm update: Victory along the Rapidan, but follow through needed to complete win

Let me pass along an update on the threat to the Rapidan Fords, mentioned earlier this month. Cricket Solar, the project aimed at placing a large-scale solar farm in southern Culpeper County, formally withdrew their conditional use permit on August 26. Spokesperson for the project indicated Cricket Solar was taking the action in order toContinue reading “Raccoon Ford Solar Farm update: Victory along the Rapidan, but follow through needed to complete win”