Dodging bullets

By this time it had become clear that a coordinated all-out attack to capture Suffolk was not part ...


Gunboats on the Nansemond

Several days earlier, Union Gen. John J. Peck had recalled most of the men who had been working ...


An innocent bystander dies

Two days into the “siege of Suffolk,” the expected massive attack by the Rebels still had not come.


‘Expecting an attack’

Private Henry Ingalls of the Sixth Massachusetts Infantry wrote in his diary, “Last night was an anxious night ...


The Rebels appear

Union Gen. John J. Peck anticipated an attack by Confederate Gen. James Longstreet’s Corps at any time, and ...


The stage is set

Friday, April 10, 1863 very likely would have found Maj. Gen. John J. Peck, commander of the Union ...


Battleground: Suffolk

To mark its 150th anniversary, from Wednesday through May 4, the Suffolk News-Herald will feature a multi-part series ...

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Volunteer Fire & Rescue

Volunteer fire departments and rescue squads take minimal support from the city and yet provide services worth millions. ...

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