150 years ago: Combined arms force “to disperse and destroy” enemy vicinity of Culpeper

Orders issued on this day (June 7) in 1863, from Major-General Joseph Hooker’s headquarters at Falmouth, Virginia, to Brigadier-General Alfred Pleasonton, commanding the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac: HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Camp near Falmouth, Va., June 7, 1863. Commanding Officer Cavalry Corps: I am directed by the major-general commanding toContinue reading “150 years ago: Combined arms force “to disperse and destroy” enemy vicinity of Culpeper”

150 Years Ago: The Washington Artillery at Beverly’s Ford

150 years ago today (August 23), cannons once again thundered along the Rappahannock River. General James Lonstreet’s wing of the Army of Northern Virginia moved up to Rappahannock Station and Beverly’s Ford to pressure the Federals on the far side of the river at those points. The artillery of both sides dueled at dawn. OneContinue reading “150 Years Ago: The Washington Artillery at Beverly’s Ford”