Blood & Earth
My Civil War Heroes
by Tom Sloper
How to use this site: You may pick a single story to read, or pick a story order. Through the navigation icons atop and beneath each story, you can follow one soldier's story series, or you can read multiple stories about one location over time, or you can read a chronological path through all the stories. The default reading order is Chronological (from the earliest story that's been written to the latest story that's been written). When a new story has been written, it will be flagged "."
Site created: January 17, 2019 Latest update: May 8, 2019
July 3. Charles is captured
July 4. John's unit is last out of Gettysburg
July 6. Charles is marched to Hagerstown
July 8. George turns sixteen
July 9. Charles crosses the Potomac
July 10. Ezra and the Stafford girls
July 11. George enlists for the first time
July 11. Ezra's dogtag changes sides
July 12. George's enlistment announced in church
July 12. Charles is marched up the Valley
July 13. George's last day at the smithy
July 13. Nathan transits in Washington Explicit... well, not very (don't get your hopes up)
July 14. John crosses the Potomac
July 14. Nathan catches up
July 14. George rides the troop train
July 16. Charles awaits the prison train
July 16. Nathan crosses the Potomac
July 17. John at Castleman's Ferry
July 18. Nathan in Loudoun County Graphic (medical)
July 19. George has his say
July 20. Charles arrives at Belle Isle
July 20. John and Nathan at Ashby's Gap August, 1863.
August 21. George's second enlistment
August 22. John in Loudoun County
August 24. George's second departure
August 24. George's first day in the Army
September 18. George's cavalry training
September 20. George's dream
September 30. George meets Chauncey
October 15. George in Washington
October 17. Charles the counterfeiter
October 17. Nathan meets Mosby
October 27. Nathan in Richmond
Early November. Charles: winter on Belle Isle
Early November. George's revolver training
Mid-November. George meets the President
November 17. Nathan in Hospital No. 21
More stories to come...
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