“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

Blood on the Snow- Cole vs Mosby on Loudoun Heights

In the wake of their defeat at Five Points the survivors of Cole's Cavalry returned to their winter encampment on Loudoun Heights to lick their wounds. The first few days were tense. One trooper later recalled how "For a time the men were cautions and never undressed at night. Then arms were kept always within … Continue reading Blood on the Snow- Cole vs Mosby on Loudoun Heights