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Ambrose Powell Hill, Jr. (November 9, 1825April 2, 1865) was a Confederate general who was killed in the American Civil War.
An abatis, abattis, or abbattis is a field fortification consisting of an obstacle formed (in the modern era) of the branches of trees laid in a row, with the sharpened tops directed outwards, towards the enemy.
Alexander Robert Lawton (November 4, 1818 – July 2, 1896) was a lawyer, politician, diplomat, and brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
The American Battlefield Trust is a charitable organization (501(c)(3)) whose primary focus is in the preservation of battlefields of the American Civil War, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 through acquisition of battlefield land.
The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.
The Army of Northern Virginia was the primary military force of the Confederate States of America in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War.
The Army of the Potomac was the principal Union Army in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War.
Arno Voss (April 16, 1821 – March 23, 1888) was a German American military commander, lawyer, and politician.
In military organizations, an artillery battery is a unit of artillery, mortars, rocket artillery, multiple rocket launchers, surface to surface missiles, ballistic missiles, cruise missiles etc, so grouped to facilitate better battlefield communication and command and control, as well as to provide dispersion for its constituent gunnery crews and their systems.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was the first common carrier railroad and the oldest railroad in the United States, with its first section opening in 1830.
The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the Southern United States, was a battle of the American Civil War, fought on September 17, 1862, between Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and Union General George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac, near Sharpsburg, Maryland and Antietam Creek.
The Battle of South Mountain—known in several early Southern accounts as the Battle of Boonsboro Gap—was fought September 14, 1862, as part of the Maryland Campaign of the American Civil War.
Benjamin Franklin "Grimes" Davis (1832 – June 9, 1863) was an American military officer who served in Indian wars, and then led Union cavalry in the American Civil War before dying in combat.
Bolivar Heights is a plateau 668 feet (204 m) high located in Jefferson County, West Virginia, in the United States.
Brownsville is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place in Washington County, Maryland, United States, near Gapland in an area known as Pleasant Valley.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, abbreviated as the C&O Canal and occasionally called the "Grand Old Ditch," operated from 1831 until 1924 along the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland.
The Civil War Trust is now the American Battlefield Trust, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose primary focus is in the preservation of American battlefields.
In the United States Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force, colonel is the most senior field grade military officer rank, immediately above the rank of lieutenant colonel and immediately below the rank of brigadier general.
The Confederate States Army (C.S.A.) was the military land force of the Confederate States of America (Confederacy) during the American Civil War (1861–1865).
The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was an unrecognized country in North America that existed from 1861 to 1865.
In geography, a confluence (also: conflux) occurs where two or more flowing bodies of water join together to form a single channel.
A council of war is a term in military science that describes a meeting held to decide on a course of action, usually in the midst of a battle.
David John Eicher (born August 7, 1961) is an American editor, writer, and popularizer of astronomy and space.
Dixon Stansbury Miles (May 4, 1804 – September 16, 1862) was a career United States Army officer who served in the Mexican-American War and the Indian Wars.
Eliakim Sherrill (February 16, 1813 – July 4, 1863) was an antebellum United States Congressman from the state of New York and a brigade commander in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Elijah Viers "Lige" White (August 29, 1832 – January 11, 1907) was commander of the partisan 35th Battalion of Virginia Cavalry during the American Civil War.
Elk Ridge is a mountain ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Maryland.
Enfilade and defilade are concepts in military tactics used to describe a military formation's exposure to enemy fire.
Ezra Ayers Carman (February 27, 1834 – December 25, 1909) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War, commanding a New Jersey infantry regiment and (occasionally) a brigade.
Field artillery in the American Civil War refers to the artillery weapons, equipment, and practices used by the Artillery branch to support the infantry and cavalry forces in the field.
The First Battle of Bull Run (the name used by Union forces), also known as the First Battle of Manassas.
Frederick is a city in, and the county seat of, Frederick County in the U.S. state of Maryland.
The general officers of the Confederate States Army (CSA) were the senior military leaders of the Confederacy during the American Civil War of 1861–1865.
George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826October 29, 1885) was an American soldier, civil engineer, railroad executive, and politician.
George Washington (February 22, 1732 –, 1799), known as the "Father of His Country," was an American soldier and statesman who served from 1789 to 1797 as the first President of the United States.
Hagerstown is a city in Washington County, Maryland, United States.
Harpers Ferry is a historic town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States.
Henry Wager Halleck (January 16, 1815 – January 9, 1872) was a United States Army officer, scholar, and lawyer.
James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart (February 6, 1833May 12, 1864) was a United States Army officer from the U.S. state of Virginia, who later became a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War.
James Longstreet (January 8, 1821January 2, 1904) was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern Theater, and briefly with Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater.
Jefferson County is the easternmost county of the U.S. state of West Virginia.
John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry (also known as John Brown's raid or The raid on Harper's Ferry) was an effort by armed abolitionist John Brown to initiate an armed slave revolt in 1859 by taking over a United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
John George Walker (July 22, 1821 – July 20, 1893) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War.
John Robert Jones (March 12, 1827–April 1, 1901) was a Virginia educator who became a controversial brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, and later served as a commissioner in chancery in Harrisonburg.
Joseph Brevard Kershaw (January 5, 1822 – April 13, 1894) was a lawyer, judge, and a Confederate general in the American Civil War.
Julius White (September 23, 1816 – May 12, 1890) was a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, as well as a postbellum diplomat.
Lafayette McLaws (January 15, 1821 – July 24, 1897) was a United States Army officer and a Confederate general in the American Civil War.
Loudoun County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.
Loudoun Heights, sometimes referred to as Loudoun Mountain, is the first peak of the Blue Ridge Mountain south of the Potomac River in Loudoun County, Virginia and Jefferson County, West Virginia.
The Loudoun Rangers, also known as Mean's Rangers for their commander, Samuel C. Means, was a partisan cavalry unit raised in Loudoun County, Virginia, that fought for the Union during the American Civil War.
Martinsburg is a city in and the county seat of Berkeley County, West Virginia, United States, in the tip of the state's Eastern Panhandle region.
Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.
The Maryland Campaign—or Antietam Campaign—occurred September 4–20, 1862, during the American Civil War.
The Mexican–American War, also known as the Mexican War in the United States and in Mexico as the American intervention in Mexico, was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States (Mexico) from 1846 to 1848.
The Monocacy Aqueduct — or C&O Canal Aqueduct No.
The Monocacy River is a free-flowing left tributary to the Potomac River, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean via the Chesapeake Bay.
The Parrott rifle was a type of muzzle-loading rifled artillery weapon used extensively in the American Civil War.
Point of Rocks is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Frederick County, Maryland, United States.
The Potomac River is located within the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and flows from the Potomac Highlands into the Chesapeake Bay.
The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American and Confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the Confederate States Army.
Sharpsburg is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States, located approximately south of Hagerstown.
The Shenandoah River is a tributary of the Potomac River, long with two forks approximately long each,U.S. Geological Survey.
The Shenandoah Valley is a geographic valley and cultural region of western Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia in the United States.
Short Hill Mountain is a mountain ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northwest Loudoun County, Virginia.
A smoothbore weapon is one that has a barrel without rifling.
South Mountain is the northern extension of the Blue Ridge Mountain range in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Stephen Ward Sears (born July 27, 1932) is an American historian specializing in the American Civil War.
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) served as a Confederate general (1861–1863) during the American Civil War, and became one of the best-known Confederate commanders after General Robert E. Lee.
Thomas H. Ford (August 23, 1814 – February 29, 1868) was an American Republican politician who served as the third Lieutenant Governor of Ohio from 1856 to 1858.
During the American Civil War, the Union Army referred to the United States Army, the land force that fought to preserve the Union of the collective states.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The VI Corps (Sixth Army Corps) was a corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Virginia (officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains.
Volley fire, as a military tactic, is in its simplest form the concept of having soldiers shoot in turns.
Washington County is located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland.
West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States.
William Buel Franklin (February 27, 1823 – March 8, 1903) was a career United States Army officer and a Union Army general in the American Civil War.
William Barksdale (August 21, 1821 – July 3, 1863) was a lawyer, newspaper editor, U.S. Congressman, slaveholder and a Confederate general in the American Civil War.
Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.
The 126th New York Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
The 12th Illinois Cavalry Regiment was a volunteer cavalry regiment which served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
This unit is not to be confused with the 1st Maryland Cavalry, Potomac Home Brigade.
The 32nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 32nd OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
The 35th Battalion of Virginia Cavalry, also known as White's Battalion, White's Rebels and the Comanches, was a Confederate cavalry unit during the American Civil War raised by Elijah V. White in Loudoun County, Virginia in the winter of 1861-62.