“…such a palpable crippling of a great arm…”: Hunt’s assessment of Chancellorsville

I don’t think it a stretch to advance the notion May 3, 1863 was the greatest day for Confederate field artillery in the Civil War (although we may also mention August 30, 1862…).  The “Long Arm of Lee” dominated the battlefield around Chancellors Crossroads that day.  One of the few occasions where the Confederate gunnersContinue reading ““…such a palpable crippling of a great arm…”: Hunt’s assessment of Chancellorsville”

Ok… 149 Years Ago: Confusion at Edwards Ferry

I was preparing for the Edwards Ferry tour last night, mostly going over familiar notes and reviewing old posts to make sure things were fresh in the mind.  There’s one aspect of the crossing that just hits me in the pit of the stomach.  It’s odd, but when I read about the indecision with theContinue reading “Ok… 149 Years Ago: Confusion at Edwards Ferry”