Tag Archives: William T. Sherman

Hood on Hood-Part IV

The conclusion of a four part series. Today we welcome back guest author Stephen “Sam” Hood. Sam is the author of John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General. *   *   * Another example of Sword misrepresenting … Continue reading

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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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Top 15 Posts of 2013

From now until the new year we will be running the top 15 posts of 2013 (we will also include some that deserve honorable mentions). We wanted to take a moment and thank all of our readers. From all of … Continue reading

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Bennett Place

On April 26, 1865 the surrender finally happened. On a 325-acre farm owned by the Bennitt (or Bennett as it is more commonly written and referred to) family. Confederate General Joseph Johnston surrendered the remnants of the Army of Tennessee … Continue reading

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May-June Presentations

May: 2nd: Daniel Davis, Chris Mackowski and Kristopher White at the Stevenson Ridge Civil War Symposium (VA)  2nd-5th: Chris Mackowski and Kristopher White at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center. (Chris and Kris will be available for signings throughout each day … 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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The “Other” Lee

Mention the surname “Lee” to a Civil War enthusiast or quite possibly any American that sat through a high-school American History class and the name Robert E. Lee is the first one given in reply. Ask that Civil War enthusiast … Continue reading

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Eastern Theater versus Western Theater: Where the Civil War Was Won and Lost, In History and Memory…Part 8

Part eight in a series. Southern postwar writings were also particularly influential in how they helped to shape the nation’s collective understanding of the war and its meaning. In the south Confederate Veteran Magazine was very popular among historians and … Continue reading

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Eastern Theater versus Western Theater: Where the Civil War Was Won and Lost, In History and Memory…Part 7

Part seven in a series. In the post-war years many veterans wrote long and influential memoirs of the war. Some Western Theater veterans wrote of their experiences, but not to the extent that their eastern counterparts did.  Why were post-war … Continue reading

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Eastern Theater versus Western Theater: Where the Civil War Was Won and Lost, In History and Memory…Part 5

Part five in a series. Western commanders and troops may have had a more difficult time gaining the respect of their superiors, but they also were greatly affected by the media’s perception of their contributions to the war. Media coverage … Continue reading

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