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Stones in the Road: Phil Sheridan and the Shadow of Chickamauga

Part three in a series. During the American Civil War, or any armed conflict for that matter, the action or inaction of a high ranking officer often spawned controversy. Some of the more popular examples we can point to today … Continue reading

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Post-Chickamauga: Bragg vs. Forrest?

If the stories are to be believed, Nathan Bedford Forrest was one of the most quotable characters of the Civil War. One of the best lines attributed to him came following the battle of Chickamauga. Although Braxton Bragg had (finally) … Continue reading

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Chickamauga: The armies converge

from Lee White One hundred and fifty years ago today, western armies were moving into position for what would become the battle of Chickamauga. From Rock Springs to Ringgold, massive troop movements were underway. “Soldiers, you are largely re-enforced; you … Continue reading

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Stones in the Road: To the Fall of ’63

Part Two in a Series On the morning of June 24, 1863, the Army of the Cumberland set out from their winter encampments. Their target was Braxton Bragg’s Confederate Army of Tennessee. For Phil Sheridan, it had been over three … Continue reading

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The Raid Begins: Morgan’s Raiders in Kentucky

Part 1 of a series “I’m sent to warn the neighbors. He isn’t a mile behind; He sweeps up all the horses— every horse he can find; Morgan, Morgan the raider, and Morgan’s terrible men, With bowie knives and pistols, … Continue reading

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In The Shadow of Gettysburg and Vicksburg

Just as 150 years ago, events in Pennsylvania and Mississippi overshadowed one of the more interesting and bloodless major Union victories in the war: the Tullahoma Campaign, in which W.S. Rosecrans’ Army of the Cumberland outmaneuvered Braxton Bragg’s Army of … Continue reading

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Darkest Days of the War?

The Battles of Iuka and Corinth–that’s the answer, at least according to historian Peter Cozzens. Do you agree? Disagree? When I started the book, I was sketpical that Cozzens could convince me that this was truly the “Darkest Days of … Continue reading

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The Battle of Stones River: “The nation could scarcely have lived….”

With the Emancipation Proclamation set to go into effect on January 1, 1863, and the Army of the Potomac still in ruins after its humiliating defeat on the heights beyond Fredericksburg, Virginia, President Abraham Lincoln desperately needed a victory. Major General … Continue reading

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Examining Braxton Bragg

Confederate General Braxton Bragg would never make the list of top military commanders to fight for the Southern Confederacy. He argued with everyone, including–if you believe a pre-war account–even his own persona. He distrusted his subordinate commanders and on multiple … Continue reading

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Question of the Week #4

“Who was a larger failure as a battlefield commander, George McClellan or Braxton Bragg?”

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