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The subject of the post is a question that has been puzzling me for quite awhile. Indeed, one could consider this a Question of the Week, but on steroids. Was William T. Sherman, a man who remains in the pantheon … Continue reading
I know there has been a lot of discussion on this blog and others this week on the re-release of Ken Burns’ The Civil War. I know that the documentary means a lot of things to a lot of people, but I … Continue reading
John Buford, Wesley Merritt, George Bayard, Thomas C. Devin. These are but a few of the names that more often than not come to mind when one thinks of the premier Union cavarymen of the Civil War. Certainly more names could be … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I was looking through the pictures that I took on the Western Tour Chris Mackowski, his daughter Steph and I did in May. As I progressed through the pictures of the Raymond battlefield and at Vicksburg, … Continue reading
Over the course of last week, ECW historians offered their thoughts and reactions to recent events related to Confederate memory. Wrapping things up: Daniel Davis Has the South lost the Civil War? In reading through the posts last week, my answer is … Continue reading
I must admit, it is exceptionally difficult to reflect on William Tecumseh Sherman. No question, he was one of the most enigmatic individuals of the American Civil War. The mere mention of his name in general company today, 150 years … Continue reading
An infantryman from the 111th New York stands at dawn, waiting anxiously and gazing out across the open fields toward Seminary Ridge and the Confederate lines.
A view west from the rocks of Devil’s Den toward the Emmitsburg Road.
During our tour of the Western Theater last month, Chris, Steph and I stopped in Meridian, Mississippi. Located in the eastern part of the state, the town was the junction of the Mobile and Ohio and the Jackson and Selma Railroads … Continue reading
About a year ago, in the midst of the Sesquicentennial of the Overland Campaign, I posted a piece on Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the memory of Cold Harbor. Grant has come under severe criticism for ordering the assault at … Continue reading