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This is the fifth and final part of the 1892 account by an unidentified captain of the 10th Ohio Cavalry that appeared in the May 12, 1892 edition of the National Tribune. As pointed out previously, I believe this is a unique account that I doubt has been seen or otherwise used since it was published. I find it insightful and particularly appreciate the common soldier’s viewpoint that marked the excellent soldier contributions that filled the pages of the Tribune. I hope that you have enjoyed it. We will end with the words of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s farewell to his veterans.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday, celebrating favorite presidents in American history!
Looking for some articles about Washington and Lincoln? Continue reading
Which commander – Union or Confederate – is most interesting to you during the Henry/Donelson campaign? Why?
I stood amidst a swarm of people, all gathering in the still darkness, some talking softly to one another, others quietly contemplating the gravity of the moment. Out in front of us, soldiers spoke in hushed tones. How far off were they? 25 yards? 100 yards? Maybe more? The dense bank of fog hanging over the landscape magnified their voices.
Though the darkness made everything around us imperceptible, there could be no mistaking where we stood. Slowly, the light began to illuminate the crowd, though the thick fog kept distant objects to a faint blur. The crowd’s anticipation felt tangible, a spike in the humming of the many conversations while the orange glow of the quickly rising sun lit up the distant mountaintop. Nature’s curtain was rising fast on September 17.
News of the latest preservation fight in the Western Theater comes to us from the Civil War Trust. Take a moment to read Civil War Trust President Jim Lighthizer’s update at Fort Donelson and Parker’s Cross Roads. Continue reading
The Cape Henry Lighthouses as seen on July 10, 2016 from Chesapeake Bay. For over 225 years one or both of these lights have indicated the entrance to Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.
As President’s Day weekend is upon us, it would be altogether fitting and proper to have an ECW Weekender post related to the holiday. Continue reading
Avoid the winter blues and battlefield “homesickness” by admiring modern photographs from Civil War battlefields and other historical locations.
ECW authors and photographers have been busy going through our archives to bring you beautiful images of where history was made. We’re excited to present our new blog series: Our Favorite (Modern) Civil War Photos. Continue reading