South Mountain by Rick Reeve

South Mountain by Rick Reeve
South Mountain by Rick Reeve depicting the wounding of General Garland

Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Birthday to Bloody Prelude

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the beginning of this blog. It amazes me how far this blog as come in the past year, especially since it deals with the Battle of South Mountain, the overlooked battle of the 1862 Maryland Campaign. I just hope that this blog as help raise awareness about this important battle here are some tidbids from the past year.

My very first blog post was about Brigadier General Samuel Garland, Jr. who was killed during the battle at Fox's Gap. You can read this entry here.

I would also like to note the 5 most popular post according to you the reader. They are:

1. Birth of the Iron Brigade: This entry narrates the thrust up the National Pike made by John Gibbon's all Western brigade against the Confederates defending Turner's Gap. It can be read here.

2. The Slaughter of Drayton's Brigade: This entry list the nearly 500 known casualties suffered by Thomas Drayton's Confederate brigade during the afternoon fighting around the Daniel Wise Cabin at Fox's Gap. It can be seen here.

3. The men have stood like iron: This entry list the known casualties suffered by the Iron Brigade during its furious assault against Turner's Gap. It can be found here.

4. 2nd Mississippi Regiment at South Mountain and beyond: This post is a narrative discussing the role the 2nd Mississippi played in the fighting at South Mountain and the remainder of its war career. It can be read here.

5. The "Rock of South Mountain": This post discusses the life and civil war career of General Alfred Colquitt with an emphasis on his role as the defender of Turner's Gap on September 14, 1862. It can be read here.

I send a thank you out to everyone who stops in to check out my little blog. Thanks for you continued support and heres to another year of Bloody Prelude.

1 comment:

  1. You have done a great job with this! I am glad you are trying to gain awareness of a battle that not everyone knows about. Honestly quite a few in the Washington County area don't know about the Civil War battle that was fought there.