The Civil War Trust’s historical article describing the context, course, and characters of the 1862 Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia.
I’m a big fan of primary sources and have been meaning to read a lot more. So, if anyone can point me to any websites that have a great collection of reports/letters/anything, please let me know!
The gifts I came back with on my latest trip to Gettysburg:
A tote bag that came with a blanket that looks exactly like the bag.
Four books (I don’t know how I limited myself to just four).
Posting pictures of myself for the first time on Tumblr…I hate getting my picture taken but my love of history, especially the Civil War, allowed me to get over that hatred for a few pictures.
1. A wax figure of General Sickles in the Gettysburg Diorama (you can bet I sat by him the whole time, even if he was behind the right-hand set of bleachers and the best set to sit on for the show is the center one).
2. The Lincoln statue outside of the visitor center.
3. Statue of a Union soldier outside of the Farnsworth House (got my picture taken with him the last time I was there too  and back then he was holding an American flag).
4. General Longstreet Monument.
The Leister House—HQ of General Meade.
1. 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument.
2. The 111th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument.
3 & 4. 12th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument.
5. 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument.
6. 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument.
1, 2, 3, & 4. 140th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument.
5. 12th and 44th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiments Monument.
6 & 7. 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument.
8. The Excelsior Brigade (70th, 71st, 72nd, 73rd, and 74th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiments) Monument.
9. 7th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument.
1. General G.K. Warren Monument.
2 & 3. Brevet Major General George S. Greene Monument.
4. General George G. Meade Monument.
5. General John Gibbon Monument.
6. Brevet Major General Alexander Webb Monument.
The Virginia State Monument and where General Robert E. Lee met his retreating soldiers after Pickett’s Charge.
1, 2, 3, & 4. The State of North Carolina Monument.
5 & 6. General James Longstreet Monument.
7 & 8. The markers near the Longstreet Monument.
9. 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Monument showing the furthest they advanced during Pickett’s Charge.