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THE GETTYSBURG DIARY: The Glorious Fourth (Saturday, July 4th, 1863)

July of 1776 proved to be a pivotal day in the history of the American colonies. In this month, the thirteen separate “countries” finally banded together as one country: the United States of America. On July 2nd, the 2nd Continental … Continue reading

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THE GETTYSBURG DIARY: Culp’s Hill – Gettysburg’s Often-overlooked Front (Friday, July 3rd, 1863)

One the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Robert E. Lee planned for a massive assault against the Union center. This attack would become legendary, and forever be remembered as “Pickett’s Charge.” In this assault, over 12,000 Confederates under … Continue reading

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THE GETTYSBURG DIARY: The Eve of Battle (Tuesday, June 30th, 1863)

The day before the opening of the Battle of Gettysburg proved to be rather dramatic for the Confederate and Union forces. Both sides began to marshal their forces, but neither side was ready to risk a general engagement just yet. … Continue reading

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The Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Antietam, September 17th, 1862

The Miniseries To Appomattox/Grant vs. Lee will cover several battles of the American Civil War. But perhaps none is so important as the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single day in American history. From this battle, the aim of the … Continue reading

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The “To Appomattox” Blog: One-Year Anniversary Retrospective!

“Wow!” That is the first thing that comes to mind when looking at the date on the calendar: August 25th. It was a year ago today that Greg Caggiano and myself started the blog together. We were writing on the … Continue reading

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What We Want to See, Volume IV: A Strong, Character-driven Narrative

We’ve talked a lot in the last two “What We Want to See” articles about a lot of the battle scenes and other elements that are to take place in To Appomattox. From recreating the hells of war, to the … Continue reading

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BATTLE OF THE CRATER: July 30th, 1864

Now that we’ve covered several of the principal characters that will feature in To Appomattox, we will now shift our focus to some of the key battles that will be featured in the series, including one that remains a controversial … Continue reading

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