Tag Archives: Jefferson Davis

Today is the Day

July 17, 1864. Davis had had it. He had given Confederate Joseph E. Johnston every chance possible. He had sent General Braxton Bragg down to Atlanta to personally check out the situation of the Army of Tennessee, he had thought … Continue reading

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“Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause” by Heath Hardage Lee

Varina Anne Davis, called “Winnie,” was born in the Confederate White House in June, 1864. She instantly became the symbol of hope for the entire Confederate nation. Author and southern women’s history writer Heath Hardage Lee, also born in Richmond, has … Continue reading

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Trading With the Enemy

Today we are happy to welcome back guest author Philip Leigh.  On June 7, 1863, the day before Robert E. Lee attended a cavalry review prior to his second Northern invasion that would culminate early the following month at Gettysburg, … Continue reading

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Brooklyn in Charleston

Today we are happy to welcome back guest author Philip Leigh.  “The only way to win a war is to prevent it.” – General George Marshall Within Civil War public memory many wrongly assume the first shots were those forcing … Continue reading

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Centennial Wars

Today we are happy to welcome guest author Philip Leigh. Philip received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology, and received his MBA from Northwestern University. He has written 22 articles for the New York Times … Continue reading

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A Precipitate Retreat: General Joe Johnston and the Confederate Withdrawal from Northern Virginia March 6- 10, 1862

After their victory at the First Battle of Manassas in July 1861, the Confederate armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah combined and settled into a defensive position from Leesburg in the west and the Potomac River near Occoquan in the … Continue reading

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All Hallow’s Eve

All my friends know that I’m a “scaredy cat.” When a horror movie comes on, you can find me hiding beneath a blanket or behind the couch. To distract myself from this month’s “spooktacular” festivities, I did some research regarding … 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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Partners In Command: The Relationships Between Leaders in the Civil War by Joseph T. Glatthaar

    Nothing happens in a vacuum, and this axiom is never truer than actions conducted during the American Civil War. The relationships between Abraham Lincoln and his generals, and Jefferson Davis and his generals had consequences that reached every … Continue reading

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Chickamauga: The Shot that Doomed the Confederacy?

On the afternoon of September 20, Maj. Gen. John Bell Hood went down with a gunshot wound to the leg while rallying his troops. Let me throw out something that will be intentionally provocative: Was the shot that took out … Continue reading

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