To Fairfax for Christmas by John Paul Strain
Never Against Virginia
- R. E. Lee by John Paul Strain
Southern Stars by
Remember Old Virginia by
Lying in the fields
near the Spangler Farm, Pickett's men had been subjected first
to the broiling sun and now to the artillery duel which caused
the ground to tremble "as if shaken by anearthquake." Southeast
of the farmhouse, Colonel Joseph Mayo, Jr. saw General George
Pickett approaching. Pickett called out, "Up men, and
to your posts! Don't forget today that you are from old Virginia."
All were inspired by General Pickett's words, including Colonel Waller
T. Patton, commanding the 7th Virginia, a great uncle of General
George S. Patton, Jr., of World War Two fame. With their colors held
high, the Vrginians marched over the rise.
The Last Inspection by
Having come up
in column, the fifteen regiments of Major General George E.
Pickett's Division had halted and were undergoing a formal
inspection. In Kemper's Brigade, the men of Company A, 11th Virginia,
executed the proper movements as the inspecting officer carefully
checked each man's rifled musket.
At the edge of the orchard, Pickett and two of his brigade commanders,
Brig. Gens. Lewis A. Armistead and James L. Kemper, along with Colonel
Eppa Hutton, acting commander of Brig. Gen. Richard B. Garnett's
Brigade, are engaging in light-hearted banter. No formal orders had
come down, but all knew that a fight was imminent and that as the
only "fresh division" in the army, they would have a major
role to play.
Before sundown, half the men in Pickett's three brigades would be
killed, wounded, or captured in a gallant if futile attempt to break
line on Cemetery Ridge.
The Winds of Winter by
Charge at Trevilian
Station by Mort Kunstler
J.E.B. Stuart was killed in battle in 1864,he was replaced
by General Hampton.Almost immediately he engaged the enemy.In
early June of 1864 General Philip Sheridan led 6000 Federal
cavalrymen on a mission to destroy a vital section of the Virgina
Central Railroad. On the morning of June 11, Hampton and 5000
Confederate cavalrymen intercepted Sheridan's force at Trevilian
Station in Virginia.The next day the outcome was decided
when a bold Confederate counterattack shattered the Federal line.
On June 13th, Sheridan and his troops retreated without destroying
Seven Pines, Virginia
Cumberland Landing, Virginia
Confederate Wounded, Sharpsburg
Fredericksburg - February
Confederate Quaker Guns
Norfolk Naval Ship Yard
Ruins - Dec 1864
Confederate Graves and
General Order No. 9
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