Captured Union Surgeon: “I have never been treated better by strangers anywhere.”

“I was ordered to the hospital in the rear of the left wing, … where myself and three other Surgeons, with near a hundred wounded were surrounded by Rebel Cavalry and taken to Murfreesboro as prisoners, We have been here ever since, working day and night with the wounded.”… Read More Captured Union Surgeon: “I have never been treated better by strangers anywhere.”

The Angel of Marye’s Heights: Confirmation of the story of Richard Kirkland

In the decades after the Civil War, a hopeful story spread abroad of a Confederate soldier who risked his life to bring water to suffering enemies on the battlefield of Fredericksburg, Va., on the night of 13 December 1862. The legend of the “Angel of Marye’s Heights” has generated skepticism over the years, in part… Read More The Angel of Marye’s Heights: Confirmation of the story of Richard Kirkland