I am back in Singapore having spent almost 6 weeks in my other home - Leesburg, Virginia in the USA. This cute Northern Virginia Town, steeped in Civil War history, has a special place in my heart, not least because they named the Town after us. (Just kidding! Of course, our surname is Lees so we do like to joke that maybe they did name it after us.)
Anyway, it was a lovely time, re-connecting with family, friends and "our Town".
General Lee was starting into the Maryland Campaign, he had sustained a painful hurt when standing by his horse which gave a sudden start. In catching himself, both wrists were sprained and a small bone in one was broken.
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That evening he held a war council, planning the confederate invasion of Maryland, which ended with the Battle of Antietam. Among the planners in attendance were Generals Lewis Armistead, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, James Longstreet, and James Ewell Brown “Jeb” Stuart.
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