A correction/clarification in regard to General Alfred Terry’s Command and the Tenth Corps

At several points when discussing the movements in North Carolina in March 1865, I have referenced General Alfred Terry’s command as “The Tenth Corps.”  Not so.  Terry’s command was not officially the Tenth Corps until later in the campaign.  I made a mistake when composing one of the first posts to mention that formation, forgettingContinue reading “A correction/clarification in regard to General Alfred Terry’s Command and the Tenth Corps”

“The future of the race is a matter of serious moment”: Foster suggests conscription to fill USCT ranks

On February 2, 1865, Major-General John Foster, commanding the Department of the South, sent this letter to Major-General Henry W. Halleck, Army Chief of Staff in Washington: Headquarters Department of the South, Hilton Head, S.C., February 2, 1865. Maj. Gen. H. W. Halleck,  U.S. Army, Chief of Staff, U. S. Armies: General: The experience ofContinue reading ““The future of the race is a matter of serious moment”: Foster suggests conscription to fill USCT ranks”

“Fighting for Freedom”: Marker dedication draws big crowd

Here was the view today as we dedicated and unveiled the Fighting for Freedom marker in Leesburg: My rough count – over 200 people in attendance.  A number that is higher than almost every sesquicentennial event we’ve had in Loudoun County.  The only one I can recall with a larger attendance was the Balls BluffContinue reading ““Fighting for Freedom”: Marker dedication draws big crowd”