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Elisha Hunt Rhodes, as Officer, Sees Action at Antietam and Fredericksburg

(This essay was originally published in the Newport Daily News on December 17, 2012, as “Soldier’s Words Still Haunting.”  The second half of 1862, 150 years ago, saw some momentous events in the life of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, a Civil … Continue reading

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It Is “All for the Union”

(This essay was originally published in the Newport Daily News, July 26 & 27, 2012, as “R.I. Soldier Was Driven by Sense of Duty,” and “Faith in God, Union Kept Soldier Alive.” Highlighted in Ken Burns’ acclaimed documentary, The Civil … Continue reading

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