Tag Archives: Joseph Hooker

The Myth of the “Cracker Line”: Part Two

We are excited to welcome back guest author Frank Varney. Frank is the author of General Grant and the Rewriting of History: How the Destruction of General William S. Rosecrans Influenced Our Understanding of the Civil War. Part two 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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West of the Bloody Wheatfield: The140th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg-Part 1

The actions in the fields around Gettysburg Pennsylvania, on July 2nd, 1863, indelibly etched the scenes of carnage into the American psyche. Hill’s with the names of Little Round Top, Culp’s Hill and Cemetery Hill witnessed the terrible human drama … Continue reading

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Joseph Hooker: The Administrator

Over the weekend, the 150th anniversary of Joseph Hooker’s appointment of command of the Army of the Potomac passed. The mere mention of Joseph Hooker in relation to the American Civil War quickly conjures up the Battle of Chancellorsville and … Continue reading

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