Virginia History with Rick Britton: Fighting Shoulder to Shoulder

Virginia History with Rick Britton

Airing on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, CPN’s Dan Gould talks with with local award-winning historian and cartographer, Rick Britton about a wide range of subjects from Virginia’s colorful 18th and 19th centuries.

In this episode, Dan and Rick continue their discussion of what it was like to be a member of the infantry during the American Civil War. Learn why soldiers fought shoulder to shoulder even though doing so often increased the number of casualties.

Join us next time on Sunday November 13, 2011 when Rick will speak to us from the fields of Gettysburg.

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