Tag Archives: William Rosecrans

A Hard-Earned Victory

Today we welcome back guest author Gordy Morgan. Gordy hails from the Youngstown, Ohio area. He is a life-long history buff who became intensely interested in the Civil War during the Glory/Ken Burns The Civil War era. He is editor … Continue reading

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More than Mountains Separated Them

Today we welcome guest author Gordy Morgan. Gordy hails from the Youngstown, Ohio area. Gordy Morgan is a life-long history buff who became intensely interested in the Civil War during the Glory/Ken Burns The Civil War era. He is editor … Continue reading

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Review: General Grant and the Rewriting of History

One of Ulysses S. Grant’s greatest strokes of genius was to title his book The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. The label “memoir” gave him tremendous latitude to present his story as he remembered it and wanted it told. … Continue reading

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Rosecrans Out; Grant In

by Lee White One-hundred and fifty years ago, on October 16, 1863, the war changed. A good general who made one mistake lost his career and another ascended to great prominence. 

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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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The Raid Begins: Morgan’s Raiders in Kentucky

Part 1 of a series “I’m sent to warn the neighbors. He isn’t a mile behind; He sweeps up all the horses— every horse he can find; Morgan, Morgan the raider, and Morgan’s terrible men, With bowie knives and pistols, … Continue reading

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In The Shadow of Gettysburg and Vicksburg

Just as 150 years ago, events in Pennsylvania and Mississippi overshadowed one of the more interesting and bloodless major Union victories in the war: the Tullahoma Campaign, in which W.S. Rosecrans’ Army of the Cumberland outmaneuvered Braxton Bragg’s Army of … 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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Scenes of Stones River National Battlefield

The last few days fellow writer Chris Mackowski has been chronicling the Battle of Stones River. (To access these articles hit the “Home” button and scroll down the page). I had the chance to tour the battlefield this summer and … Continue reading

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The Battle of Stones River: “The nation could scarcely have lived….”

With the Emancipation Proclamation set to go into effect on January 1, 1863, and the Army of the Potomac still in ruins after its humiliating defeat on the heights beyond Fredericksburg, Virginia, President Abraham Lincoln desperately needed a victory. Major General … Continue reading

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