Category Archives: Sesquicentennial
This weekend marks the 150th Anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant’s promotion to Lieutenant General and designation as Commanding General of the U.S. Army. Often discussed in passing as regards the 1864 campaigns, to contemporary eyes this was a major event in … Continue reading
HMS Pathfinder sinks on 5 September 1914 after being torpedoed by German submarine U-21. 150 years ago tomorrow, the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sailed out of Charleston Harbor and sank the USS Housatonic using a spar torpedo. This was the … Continue reading
Originally christened as Fish Boat and constructed in Mobile, Alabama, the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley was plagued with bad luck. The Hunley was first launched in July 1863 and sank during a training exercise just 17 days after reaching … Continue reading
by Lee White One-hundred and fifty years ago, on October 16, 1863, the war changed. A good general who made one mistake lost his career and another ascended to great prominence.
A guest post by Ryan Quint, part two of a series. Saturday, July 9th, 1864, came following a night of thunderous rain and lightning showers. The first rays of sunlight poked over the nearby mountains and revealed two armies poised … Continue reading
“Running roughly east to west, Horseshoe Ridge rises and falls in a series of steep peaks and troughs,” says historian Lee White. “Forest-packed ravines and valleys cut into the ridge, and several spurs jut out into the woods and fields.”
“Snodgrass is arguably the most famous family name on the Chickamauga battlefield,” says historian Lee White.