“I believe that every man did his duty” – The 1st Potomac Home Brigade Infantry and the Gettysburg Campaign – Part 1

Returning to the Gettysburg Campaign today we'll look at the 1st PHB Infantry, which would be the most heavily engaged of all of the Home Brigade organizations during the campaign. Over the course of the battle they would see their hottest action on the slopes of Culp's Hill, and the 3rd of July 1863 would … Continue reading “I believe that every man did his duty” – The 1st Potomac Home Brigade Infantry and the Gettysburg Campaign – Part 1

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“I have scouted all around since, and have done some good work” Cole’s Cavalry from June 15th – July 1st 1863

Following the debacle at Winchester Cole's Cavalry would be among the last Union troops back across the Potomac River. Within days they would become among the first to meet their enemy on their native soil. The action would begin far to the west near Williamsport. The weary men of Captain Firey's Company B had ridden … Continue reading “I have scouted all around since, and have done some good work” Cole’s Cavalry from June 15th – July 1st 1863

“an honor to the State of Maryland” – The Potomac Home Brigade at the Battle of Harpers Ferry

Last time we took at look at the Home Brigade's role in the opening phase of the 1862 Maryland Campaign. I left off on September 6th, as Captain Faithful and his company of the 1st PHB Infantry were evacuating Frederick and marching to rejoin the rest of the regiment at Harpers Ferry. When Faithful and … Continue reading “an honor to the State of Maryland” – The Potomac Home Brigade at the Battle of Harpers Ferry