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Battle of Fairfax Court House – June 1, 1861

Battle of Fairfax Court House - First Battle of the Civil War?   So while the Battle of Manassas or Bull Run, depending on whether you are from the South or North, is considered the first major battle of the U.S. Civil War, there were two land engagement prior to that battle. The first land engagement of the war happened on June 1, 1861 at the Fairfax Court House in Fairfax, Virginia. . Before we find out what happened let's find out where the Historic Fairfax County Court House is located. A Google search for the location of the Court...

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Woman Suffrage Parade held March 3, 1913

  AKA Woman Suffrage Procession - March 3, 1913   Today is the 102nd anniversary of The Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913. The parade was held the day before the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson to help advance the women's suffrage movement. From Wikipedia: The Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913, officially the Woman Suffrage Procession, was the first suffragist parade in Washington, D.C.. Organized by the suffragist Alice Paul for the National American Woman Suffrage Association, thousands of suffragists marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. on March 3, 1913. The march was scheduled on the day before President Woodrow Wilson's...

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This Date in History – November 3, 1816 – Confederate General Jubal A. Early was born! July 1864 Early’s Troops head toward Washington!

So through the years, even though I was not a fan of the Confederacy, because of the slavery issue, I have been more fascinated and interested in its generals than those of the north. Most of the biographies that I have read about Civil War generals have been about Confederate Generals, like Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson, JEB Stuart and the General whose birthday it is today Jubal Anderson Early who would have been 198 years young today, if not for climate change after Noah's Flood (Pat Robertson: People Don't Live To Be 950 Anymore Because Of Climate Change. Right!...

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This Date in History – Oct 22, 1777 The Battle of Red Bank fought, not far down the Delaware River from us!!

On October 22, 1777  a Revolutionary War battle was fought just a little  way down the Delaware River from our home, in Red Bank - now National Park., NJ. At that time Fort Mercer,named for Brigadier General Hugh Mercer who was killed earlier in the year at the Battle of Princeton, was located at Red Bank. Fort Mercer  and its sister fort, Fort Mifflin were two forts built by Polish engineer Thadddeus Kosciuszko under the command of General George Washington. Fort Mifflin was located on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware. Here's a map showing the location of the fort...