Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Confederate Spy

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:18+00:00 July 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|

 Confederate President Jefferson Davis credited her with winning the battle of First Manassas. Her name? Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1817-1864). According to wikepedia she was a fearless spy for the Confederacy as well as a glittering Washington hostess.Rosie paid the price for [...]

Chancellorsville and Friendly Fire

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:36+00:00 July 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|

 I read that there is a splendid account of Chancellorsville by Ernest B. Furguson, titled "Chancellorsville 1863: The Souls of the  Brave," the first to come out in more than 35 years, according to Carey Winfrey in Smithsonian's July/August issue. The victory [...]

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