Monthly Archives: March 2013

Dec 1862–A Resurrected Peninsula Campaign Suffers a Bloody Death

By Gary Far­row, Danville His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety With the armies expected to shut down for the win­ter, Decem­ber was antic­i­pated to be a quiet month, but Lin­coln had other ideas. Decem­ber 20, 1862 North Star–The War The Bat­tle of Fred­er­icks­burg Our war … Con­tinue read­ing

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Nov 1862–America’s Little Napoleon Meets His Waterloo

By Gary Far­row, Danville His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety Novem­ber 15, 1862 North Star–Removal of Gen. McClel­lan The lat­est mil­i­tary change is the removal of Gen. McClel­lan from the army of the Potomac, and the appoint­ment of Gen. Burn­side in his stead. The … Con­tinue read­ing

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Oct 1862–After Antietam, Lincoln Changes the Game

By Gary Far­row, Danville His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety A vic­tory on the field of bat­tle gave Pres­i­dent Lin­coln oppor­tu­nity to issue a doc­u­ment that would change the nature of the Civil War. Com­ing a few days after a nar­row Union vic­tory at the … Con­tinue read­ing

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Sep 1862–Lincoln’s Cockamamie Idea; Rebels at the Doorstep; the Constitution Takes a Beating

By Gary Far­row, Danville VT His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety The times were very bleak indeed for the North: the Pres­i­dent was flop­ping around on the race ques­tion; a shock­ingly swift mil­i­tary rever­sal had just occurred in the east; and the Fed­eral gov­ern­ment … Con­tinue read­ing

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Weather-related Closing Policy

Our pol­icy stands at this: the Soci­ety will be closed for weather-related issues if Danville School has been closed. The Soci­ety will be open dur­ing reg­u­lar hours the next day, fol­low­ing the clos­ing. Eg. Tues­day snow­storm, Danville School closed, we … Con­tinue read­ing

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