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 … 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 … 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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