“…which they did in gallant style” – The 1st Potomac Home Brigade Infantry and the Gettysburg Campaign – Part 2

We left off on June 24th, 1863 - just as the 1st Potomac Home Brigade Infantry was ordered to march from Baltimore to Frederick as part of Lockwood's Independent Brigade. They set out the following afternoon, heading westward along the Frederick Pike towards the Army of the Potomac and the unknown (1). For many of … Continue reading “…which they did in gallant style” – The 1st Potomac Home Brigade Infantry and the Gettysburg Campaign – Part 2

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“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

“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