Category Archives: Uncategorized

The beginning of IF

I have been working on an article about the events of May 11 and into the wee hours of May 12. Having just finished the first draft and started the editing process I wanted to share some portion of it. … Continue reading

Posted in 1864, American Civil War, artillery in the Overland Campaign, Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Battle of the Muleshoe, Bloody Angle, Doles Salient, Earthworks and trenchs, field fortifications, Hancock's assault on the Muleshoe, Johnson's Division, May 12, Mule Shoe, Overland Campaign 1864, Uncategorized, Upton's Charge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We begin Anew

Really owe everybody an apology for not doing anything for an extended period of time. Think that somewhere between the illness and the resulting treatment my passion slipped away. While speaking with a friend today I realized it hadn’t gone … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Test page

this is only a test page    

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Valley of the Shadow

During the trip to shoot the video “Was this really a Federal Line” I also took a couple of other pictures. This was in an effort to (a) see if the outer or main line was infantry only and (b) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Smashing Success!! – Now what?

By 8:15 PM on the evening of May 10, 1864 the fighting in and around Doles Salient was to all intents and purposes over.Of course nervous men, still keyed up from the bitter fighting that had raged for the last … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

One seldom noted sentence (updated 12/23)

” I had protested against this line all the day before to Genl Ewell & Genl Lee thought it extremely objectionable but Rodes & Johnson having made their breastworks insisted they could hold it” (puntuation, or lack thereof, is as it … Continue reading

Posted in 1864, American Civil War, artillery in the Overland Campaign, Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Earthworks and trenchs, field fortifications, Johnson's Division, May 12, Overland Campaign 1864, Uncategorized, West Angle | Tagged | Leave a comment