Tag Archives: Earl Van Dorn

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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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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There was Civil War Where???? Part One

When most people talk about the “Campaign in the West,” in terms of the American Civil War, Shiloh and Pittsburgh Landing come to mind, or perhaps General Fremont.  There was actually Civil War much farther west—in California, Arizona, and New … Continue reading

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