Tag Archives: James Longstreet

Lee’s Overland Engineer: Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith

History buffs can only name a handful of personalities from the Civil War that seem present at many important events. One man that finds himself involved in widespread actions is Confederate engineer Martin Luther Smith. Smith played a crucial role … Continue reading

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Toward the Pamunkey

By the latter part of May, 1864,  Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen. Robert E. Lee had fought each other to a standstill. After engagements in the Wilderness and at Spotsylvania Court House, the two men now faced each other … Continue reading

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“We Must Strike Them a Blow!”—Robert E. Lee at North Anna (part three)

part three of three That night, as time slipped by for the Army of Northern Virginia to attack Hancock’s portion of the Army of the Potomac, Lee’s demeanor worsened. Because of his dysentery, his immobility, his lack of sleep, his … Continue reading

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“We Must Strike Them a Blow!”—Robert E. Lee at North Anna (part one)

Part one of three Much is written on Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s health throughout the Civil War. Possible heart attacks, strokes and fatigue began to take a toll on Lee’s health during the war. Most physicians agree today that … Continue reading

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Catching Up on our 150th Anniversary Coverage

We wanted to take a moment to thank all of our readers for following along with our 150th anniversary coverage. Over the last two weeks we have published a large number of posts, to make it easier on our readers, … Continue reading

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Forgotten Casualty: James Longstreet Wounded in the Wilderness: Part Two

Authored by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White: Click here to read part one in this series. “In the shaded light of the dense tangle, a shot or two went off, then more, and finally a strong fusillade,” said Sorrel, … Continue reading

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Death of Jenkins

Another installment in the “Tales From the Tombstone” series in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of the actual event.  A product of Edisto Island, South Carolina and a graduate of The Citadel, Micah Jenkins was a product of the wealthy … Continue reading

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Pick #8 in the Top Ten Books Every Civil War Fanatic Should Own

 I began this series almost a year ago–what a difference a year makes! My Master’s program at American Public University is marching forward, slowly but surely, and the rest of my life is–as Chris M. says–groovy. Still, I like to … Continue reading

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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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Chickamauga: The Breakthrough

During the morning’s confusion, Rosecrans tried to shuffle troops across the battlefield to the areas he thought needed them most. As a result, he ordered the division of Brig. Gen. Thomas Woods to fill a hole in his line that didn’t … Continue reading

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