Category: Virginia

Jeanne Darc

Was she the craziest woman in history? Either way, she became one of those symbols people twist and turn in an effort to bring meaning to whatever absorbs and excites them. Her actual history is a mass of contradictions, none of it reliable. She was—and still is—whoever and whatever anyone wanted her to be.

Chancellorsville

We spent days poring over the historical accounts, talking to Park Rangers, and trampling through the undergrowth outside Chancellorsville, Virginia, in search of the precise spot where, on 2 May, 1863, Stonewall Jackson was shot. Given the catastrophic effect on the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, we naturally expected some […]

Yorktown

Of all the battlefields we’ve photographed, from Austerlitz in the Czech Republic westward to San Pasqual in California, Yorktown was the most beautiful and, oddly enough, the most pacific.

Manassas

On July 21, 1861, exactly 155 years before Donald Trump accepted the nomination of the Republican Party last Thursday, the US Army set out into Virginia under some of the most ossified Generals in American history to take control of the Manassas railway junction and quell a disturbance […]

The Quotidian

Three years later, Mike and Tuesday Miller are at it again—except, as far as Tuesday’s concerned, they’re not at anything together. She’s ditched her husband and moved on to national network TV. When her reporter nose gets her in trouble—again!—Mike grumbles off to the rescue. And finds himself […]