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Warrenton Junction Raid[edit]

I've listed this article for peer review because I plan to get it to Good Article.

Thanks, TwoScars (talk) 22:04, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Comments

Thanks to all who have looked over this. TwoScars (talk) 17:36, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • The article is missing a description
Pardon my ignorance. I thought the first sentence describes the Warrenton Junction Raid. I'm missing something—please explain.
The short description is provided either via Wikidata or the use of {{short description}} - see WP:SHORTDESC. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:47, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I learned something new today. TwoScars (talk) 16:44, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Suggest referring to the Guild before GA nomination, as there are some infelicities of language - eg. "guerella warfare"
I definitely need to make sure I always use the spelling used in the Wikipedia article. Infelicities? Is it bad to use the term "guerrilla warfare"? I can cite a book on it including a definition. Mosby was mentioned on one page in that book. Could replace with "hit-and-run tactics".TwoScars (talk) 17:36, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
"Guerrilla warfare" is fine; "guerella warfare" less so - referring here to misspellings, grammar errors, problems with clarity and flow, etc. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:47, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
Working on it. Started with simply using MS-Word's Spelling & Grammar. TwoScars (talk) 16:27, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Should use |upright= rather than fixed px size for images
Will experiment with that. As someone with no-so-great eyesight, I prefer pictures as big as possible while still staying within the guidelines. TwoScars (talk) 17:36, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
The point of upright scaling is to provide more flexibility in meeting those needs - it scales images relative to your default image size, so if you've set your default size larger than I have the images will look larger for you than they will for me. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:47, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
Replaced px size for first map and picture of Mosby, and it appears to have worked. Is there a good example article where someone has used this code and understands what they are doing? TwoScars (talk) 16:27, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Need more context for the map, as the indicators from the prose are absent - is that "Wa" that's cut off on the right side Washington?
Yes, the "Wa" is Washington, DC. I can make a bigger map, and possibly highlight the railroad. I was hoping that "Fauquier County, Virginia, is located slightly less than 50 miles (80 km) west of Washington, DC,...." would cover context for the map, but that does not appear to be the case.
Replaced map with one that shows all of Washington and has Warrenton Junction circled in red. TwoScars (talk) 16:44, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Your references include several harv errors. Nikkimaria (talk) 15:05, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
Yikes—several errors, a dead link, and one cited twice. I will clean up. Thanks TwoScars (talk) 17:36, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
I believe I have now cleaned that up, although I will run through it one more time before I submit for GA. TwoScars (talk) 16:27, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Appreciate all your help. TwoScars (talk) 16:27, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Comments: G'day, nice work, Two Scars. Unfortunately, this isn't an area I usually dabble in, so I can't comment on content, I'm sorry. Nevertheless, I have a few minor comments/observations, which will hopefully help in some regard: AustralianRupert (talk) 08:25, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

  • in the lead, link Confederate on first mention, like you do for Union
Fixed TwoScars (talk) 17:07, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
  • in the infobox, link Mosby's Rangers and the 5th NY, as you do in the lead
Fixed TwoScars (talk) 17:07, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
  • in the Aftermath, . (Union General J.J. Abercrombie's report: remove full stop and consider whether the bracket is needed. I don't see a corresponding closed bracket elsewhere.
Not sure what you mean by full stop, but the bracket is an error. Changed to Union General J.J. Abercrombie's report that said Mosby's "front rank was dressed in the uniform of United States soldiers". A newspaper article also stated that Mosby's men were mistaken for the First Vermont Cavalry. TwoScars (talk) 17:07, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
Fixed it for you with this edit: [1] The issue with the full stop was that it was trailing a citation, and there was already a full stop before the citation. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 11:08, 26 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Krepps resigned from the 1st (West) Virginia Cavalry on May 22. The reason for his resignation was given as medical --> "Krepps resigned from the 1st (West) Virginia Cavalry on May 22 on medical grounds"?
Changed to Krepps resigned from the 1st (West) Virginia Cavalry on May 22 for medical reasons. TwoScars (talk) 17:07, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
  • West Virginia joined the union --> "joined the Union"
Fixed. TwoScars (talk) 17:07, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
  • and planed thoroughly --> "planned thoroughly"
Fixed. TwoScars (talk) 17:07, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
  • in the Citations, "Letter fro one of our Boys..." --> "from"
Fixed. TwoScars (talk) 17:07, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
  • in the References, "Chasing Jeb Stuart and John Mosby : the Union..." --> "Mosby: The Union"
Fixed TwoScars (talk) 17:07, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
Added those two. This was more of a skirmish than a battle, so we will see if it gets to keep that category. TwoScars (talk) 17:07, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
  • However, Richmond was a vast improvement over Anisansel as a regiment commander. --> probably needs attribution in text as an opinion, particularly as it seems that the source was probably written by one of his troops and not someone necessarily making an objective assessment
Added a second footnote, Rantings of a Civil War Historian - Col. Nathaniel P. Richmond. He is the one who says "...a fine soldier who did his duty and did it well." He also quotes an officer who says that "the First Virginia Cavalry, by keeping the enemy back, saved ten thousand of McDowell’s infantry" at Second Bull Run. This charge was led by Richmond, who happened to be covered with blood at the time. TwoScars (talk) 17:07, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for looking at this. I will try to get to some of these things this coming weekend. TwoScars (talk) 16:38, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
  • in the Citations section you have a "Hunt 2014", but there doesn't appear to be a corresponding entry in the References section. AustralianRupert (talk) 11:08, 26 April 2019 (UTC)
Fixed. TwoScars (talk) 16:10, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Appreciate all your help. TwoScars (talk) 16:27, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

@TwoScars: G'day, TwoScars, as this article has been nominated for GAN, the peer review should probably be closed per the instructions at WP:PRG. I can do this for you if you need a hand with it. Just let me know. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 05:58, 18 June 2019 (UTC)