General Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters at Gettysburg

general lee headquarters

July 1-3, 1863  The Battle of Gettysburg was 1 of the bloodiest battles in all of the Civil War.  Here are some interesting things to know about the Commander General Lee and the Headquarters…     #1: During the Battle of Gettysburg, both Union & Confederate Commanders made their headquarters at the homes of widows.Gen. George Meade made his […]

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Happy Birthday Robert E Lee

Robert E Lee in 1938

January 19th is a State Holiday in Florida, Monday in Alabama and Mississippi, Friday Nov 29th in Georgia. Robert E Lee was born on January 19th 1807 in Stanford Hall Virginia. He was a Colonel in the US Army and a General in the Confederate States of America. He was best known as a commander of the  Confederate […]

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Fort Sumter to Appomattox Courthouse: The Story of A Confederate Sharpshooter

Berry Benson Confederate Sharpshooter Berry Benson was a young Confederate sharpshooter who served in General Samuel McGowan’s First South Carolina Brigade. His memoirs were recently published by the University of Georgia Press as Berry Benson’s Civil War Book.He was in uniform and there for the Civil War’s first gunshots in April of 1861.  He distinguished himself in […]

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Which State Flags Honor Confederate Heritage?

  Which flags have Confederate history in them? And which state flags are up for attack next?    When the Arkansas flag was adopted in 1913 it had three stars in the center, representing the countries to which it belonged before statehood. In 1923, a fourth star was added to symbolize that Arkansas had been […]

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Sherman’s Brutal Order

Union General Garrard’s cavalry had occupied Roswell, Georgia. The tiny town had two cotton mills that manufactured sheets, canvas and rope. But they also made grey-colored cloth used for Confederate uniforms. The men off to war, women and young girls were doing the mill work. A Frenchman had temporary ownership of one of the mills. […]

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“Hot Breathed, Shrieking Demons”

“When you charge, yell like furies!” That’s the order Stonewall Jackson gave his men at the Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run to the Yankees out there). Many a Federal learned to dread that sound. Shouting during a charge was as old as war, but the Southern Boys in Gray created their own distinctive sounds. […]

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