Cavalry Retiring by Successive Formations: Brandy Station, October 11, 1863

Yes, that is not a typo.  There was a battle at Brandy Station on October 11, 1863.  It was the third major action on Fleetwood Hill that year.  If you recall, I wrote about this particular action during the sesquicentennial.  At that time, I put focus on the actions by Brigadier-General John Buford’s First CavalryContinue reading “Cavalry Retiring by Successive Formations: Brandy Station, October 11, 1863”

Wainwright’s Diary, January 17, 1864: A fine Sunday

January 17 was a Sunday in 1864.  How did Colonel Charles S. Wainwright spend this Sunday during a winter encampment? Being Sunday when no business is done at Army Headquarters, I am staying at home today, and trying to make it appear different from other days. In the first place, I went to church inContinue reading “Wainwright’s Diary, January 17, 1864: A fine Sunday”