Monthly Archives: May 2017

Pens put up by ambulance men

To borrow a phrase from a friend of mine, “the ground doesn’t lie”. By that he meant that while people leave accounts, sometimes accurate, sometimes contradicted by others, participants or not, they can’t change what was done to the ground. … Continue reading

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Could it have also have been because of a lack of muskets? (updated)

Originally posted on The Mule Shoe, Facts and Myths:
Ever since May 13, 1864 the story has been that the reason for the Federal armies initial success the previous day was the defenders lack of artillery support. This it was…

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