Monthly Archives: March 2014

Subject of the Next Post

In the next post tentatively titled “The March that Never Happened”, we will look at the prospects for the Second Corps moving away from Spotsylvania during the night of May 11/12/ Advertisements

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Withdrawing the Guns – Creatures of Habit?

Much has been made over the last one hundred and fifty years about the withdrawal of the artillery from the “Mule Shoe” on May 11, 1864. Or more accurately, the artillery which could have been at the point that Hancock’s … Continue reading

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“A Small Offset” (updated with results of field visit 3/15/14)

“Tanner’s battery was placed into the line being in a small offset”. The words of Wilfred Cutshaw who commanded the battalion. For more time than I am willing to admit I have tried to fit those words into what I … Continue reading

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