The Battle of Brawner’s Farm — Stonewall vs the Iron Brigade

The opening clash in the Second Battle of Manassas erupted on August 28th. Brigadier General Rufus King’s division of Federal troops was marching along the Warrenton Turnpike, bound for Centreville, where Union Maj. Gen. John Pope, commanding officer of the Army of Virginia, believed Stonewall Jackson’s Confederate II Corps, representing nearly half of Lee’s total … Continue reading The Battle of Brawner’s Farm — Stonewall vs the Iron Brigade

Forgotten Leaders of the American Civil War — Samuel Ryan Curtis

This will be the first in what will hopefully be a long series of posts highlighting forgotten leaders from the American Civil War. Perhaps the most unjustly forgotten of them in my view, is Samuel Ryan Curtis, a Union Major General and victor of the Battles of Pea Ridge and Westport. Curtis was born in … Continue reading Forgotten Leaders of the American Civil War — Samuel Ryan Curtis

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