Category Archives: Western Theater

Stones in The Road: Conclusion of a Series

On the evening of March 23, 1864, a telegram arrived at Phil Sheridan’s headquarters in Loudon, Tennessee. It was addressed to Sheridan and had been forwarded from Major General Henry Halleck, the Army’s Chief of Staff. It read: “Lieutenant General … Continue reading

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A Hard-Earned Victory

Today we welcome back guest author Gordy Morgan. Gordy hails from the Youngstown, Ohio area. He is a life-long history buff who became intensely interested in the Civil War during the Glory/Ken Burns The Civil War era. He is editor … Continue reading

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Top 15 Posts of 2013—Number 10: Fateful Lightning: Was Sherman’s March To the Sea a War Crime? Part I

You might as well appeal against the thunder-storm as against these terrible hardships of war. They are inevitable, and the only way the people of Atlanta can hope once more to live in peace and quiet at home, is to stop the war, … Continue reading

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Top 15 Posts of 2013—Number 15: On Wisconsin!

The Army of the Cumberland charged Missionary Ridge on the afternoon of November 25, 1863. Among the leading regiments was the Milwaukee-based 24th Wisconsin, part of Major General Philip Sheridan’s division. Its color-bearer fell at the base of the ridge. … Continue reading

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New York Saves The Union

That is perhaps a hyperbolic title. But one brigade of all New York soldiers saved two Federal armies in the summer and fall of 1863, at Gettysburg and Chattanooga – thereby arguably doing more to assist the Union cause in … Continue reading

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Stones in the Road: “Remember Chickamauga”

Part five in a series. The changing leaves fell slowly to the ground from the trees atop Lookout Mountain. Overlooking Chattanooga, Tennesee, this great giant peered down on the Union lines around the city. Inside, the Army of the Cumberland … Continue reading

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On Wisconsin!

The Army of the Cumberland charged Missionary Ridge on the afternoon of November 25, 1863. Among the leading regiments was the Milwaukee-based 24th Wisconsin, part of Major General Philip Sheridan’s division. Its color-bearer fell at the base of the ridge. … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem!—Franklin

Part Eleven in a series prompted by the federal government shutdown. At press time, Congress had approved a budget but it had not yet made its way to the president. by Lee White Of all the battlefields of the civil war not … Continue reading

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Rosecrans Out; Grant In

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. 

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No NPS? No Problem!: Allatoona Pass

Day Seven in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown from Lee White The time period between the fall of Atlanta and Hood’s invasion of Tennessee is one of the missing episodes of the history of the war in the Western … Continue reading

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