Marching BACK through Loudoun: Return of the Army of the Potomac

Careful you don’t get whiplash as I shift between theaters. Last month I offered a series of posts detailing the movement of the Army of the Potomac through Loudoun. But let’s not forget the Army of the Potomac came back through Loudoun during the later half of July 1863. My research into that movement isContinue reading “Marching BACK through Loudoun: Return of the Army of the Potomac”

150 years ago: Lee’s Long Arm “in the best possible condition… without an hour’s delay”

I’m having a bit of trouble here.  The Civil War 150th timelines have reached high tide.  I have trouble keeping up on several fronts!  One thread I’ve pulled on since the winter is the health of the artillery batteries in the Army of Northern Virginia.  I’ve looked at the shortage of guns and how thatContinue reading “150 years ago: Lee’s Long Arm “in the best possible condition… without an hour’s delay””

Putting the punch in the Long Arm of Lee: Tredegar rearms the ANV

Back in February I presented a thread discussing the reforms and re-equipping of the Army of Northern Virginia in January-February 1863. One of those posts included a discussion of the guns delivered by Tredegar that February. As I related in that post, Tredegar delivered only sixteen field pieces that month. And at that rate, theContinue reading “Putting the punch in the Long Arm of Lee: Tredegar rearms the ANV”