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Historians have given much attention to the decision to replace Joseph Johnston with John Bell Hood, but little attention is given to the Federal command change that happens at the same time. When Army of the Tennessee commander James McPherson is killed, several … Continue reading
This week’s Question of the Week comes to us from a reader. Some readers might find its tone impertinent, but we couldn’t deny that it was, indeed, a thought-provoking question: With the 151st Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg last week, all … Continue reading
We’ve heard historians at Petersburg refer to their battlefield as “the red-headed stepchild” of the Virginia battlefield parks. The story they tell doesn’t get the attention other battles and campaigns do. Or does it? What do you think: does Petersburg get … Continue reading
At the outset of the spring 1864 campaigns, do you believe that the Confederacy still had a fighting chance to win the war, or do you believe victory was a forlorn hope?
Following his poor performances at Gettysburg and Bristoe Station, do you believe that Lee should have replaced A.P. Hill as Third Corps commander? If yes, who would you replace Hill with?
Do you believe that General Grant should have attached himself to the Army of the Potomac, in 1864, or would his skill-set have been better suited elsewhere?
Major General George Meade is often the forgotten army commander. Throughout most of 1864-1865, he lived in Grant’s shadow. What are your thoughts on Meade as a combat leader? (Feel free to explore his brigade, division, or corps command, as … Continue reading
Who do you think was a better division commander, A.P. Hill or Patrick Cleburne?
What is your favorite movie (or mini series) about the Civil War?
What is your favorite spot on the Gettysburg Battlefield to visit?