Tag Archives: Brig. Gen. George Steuart

The route back to camp

    We do not know exactly the route that the artillery took as it marched back to its camps. However, as we know the starting, midpoint and destinations we can make a very good hypothesis as to the route … Continue reading

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LIDAR overlaid with 1916

Thanks to my friend Ted Linton who was able to work his computer magic I think we have a treat for you. As I have commented in the past there are features  which existed in the Salient area at least … Continue reading

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Was this really a Federal Line? – REWRITTEN April 11 and April 21, May 5.

Went out on Monday morning and shot a video of the inner of the two lines shown in the screen grab above. This line has been historically considered to be a line built by the Federals sometime during their occupation of the area after the initial charge of May 12. They would have incorporated it […]

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The Face of the Mule Shoe

During the American Civil War there were hundreds if not thousands of miles of field  fortifications created across the countryside. While some were simply a few logs or brush tossed together in a matter of a few minutes they were … Continue reading

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“A miserably weak line……….” R. E. Lee

On May 9, 1864 Gen. Robert E. Lee rode along his line and commented “This is a miserably weak line, I don’t see how it can be held.” Many times this statement has been used to show that Lee disagreed … Continue reading

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Quadrilateral – an unintended result

Sometimes you get results that you really don’t expect. Guess that’s true in every type of endeavor. This past Sunday a group of knowledgeable people got together and went back into the Mule Shoe to try to interpret those positions … Continue reading

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Reese’s Salient

What you may ask is “Reese’s Salient”, and what does it have to do with the “Muleshoe”? The short answer is that “Reese’s Salient” is the name that the late William (Bill) Matter and I gave to the section of … Continue reading

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