Witnesses to a disaster: Napoleons (and an Ordnance Rifle) captured at Ream’s Station, August 25, 1864

150 years ago today, the Army of the Potomac suffered one of its worst defeats of the war at Second Ream’s Station.  I see Timothy Orr has a piece up looking at the 14th Connecticut in the battle.  And Civil War Daily Gazette has a nice overview for those unfamiliar with the battle. Years agoContinue reading “Witnesses to a disaster: Napoleons (and an Ordnance Rifle) captured at Ream’s Station, August 25, 1864”

Advanced notice on Petersburg 150th Schedule

Petersburg National Battlefield posted advanced notice about their schedule of sesquicentennial events this year.  Some of those listed are: June 14 -15, 2014 – 150th Anniversary: Opening Assaults Weekend.  Living history programs, ranger guided walks, artillery demonstrations and a bus tour all covering the stories of the opening actions of the Siege of Petersburg. JulyContinue reading “Advanced notice on Petersburg 150th Schedule”