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2013-2-Forts AHS.pdf
an overview of what it was like for Union soldiers that manned the forts located in Arlington during the war.

balloons of the civil war.pdf
A study on the effectiveness of the use of balloons in military operations

local newspaper from Alexandria, Virginia

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General Order No. 45 announcing the change of name of Fort Ramsey

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An account of the 21st New York leaving Upton's Hill on their way to Manassas. "Bould Sogger" was a soldier in the 21st writing back to the Buffalo Express on his experiences. Bould Sogger is slang for "Bold Soldier" and is written in a familiar…

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Charles Upton writes a letter in support of Gen. Wadsworth and his occupation of his property on Upton's Hill. Upton praises Wadsworth for his efforts to promote goodwill with the locals and the difficult job that he had in "this debateable land."

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A newspaper account of observing rebel artillery on Upton's Hill and about the former congressman's house.

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A very detailed account of the Confederate positions near Falls Church. The correspondent discusses the strength of the Confederate defenses and the possibility of Union General McClellan attacking. Also discusses the possibility of the…

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Several stories regarding the 21st New York regiment that is camped at Upton's Hill and on picket duty in Falls Church. Includes a story about Chaplain Robbie and a church service.
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