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Would you consider Vicksburg a combined campaign? How dependent was General Grant on the naval forces of Admiral David D. Porter?
This past spring, Emerging Civil War started to cover the 170th Anniversaries of the Mexican-American War. But since the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma in May, the war hasn’t been mentioned. This was not an oversight, … Continue reading
Today we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Michael Chick In the American Civil War, Don Carlos Buell’s arrival at Shiloh with over 15,000 men, stands as the most famous reinforcement of the war. Its importance to the … Continue reading
Longstreet’s move to Georgia took 9 days, though some of the trailing elements in his corps – Anderson’s Brigade, which was diverted to Savannah for a week or so, and any number of individual Georgians who hadn’t been home in … Continue reading
Confederate General James Longstreet remains one of the war’s most controversial figures. Detractors see him as a scheming subordinate whose ambition overreached his talents; supporters hail him as a clear-sighted realist who understood the changes in warfare better than most … Continue reading
Sometimes things just fall into our laps, and sometimes we have to break down walls just for the chance to be turned away. This opportunity is one of the former, and a beautiful opportunity it is!
Following the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862 and the failure of Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside’s “Mud March”, the Army of the Potomac established winter quarters in Stafford County. Responsibility for guarding the approaches fell to the Union cavalry. Picket … Continue reading
Today we are pleased to welcome back Rob Wilson Part of a series Following the Battle of Gettysburg, the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac traveled on roughly parallel routes south to Williamsport, Maryland. Not only … Continue reading
Robert Garnett received word of his army’s defeat at Rich Mountain on the night of July 11. He had to move quickly, as a Federal force advancing from the Rich Mountain battlefield that occupied the town of Beverly would be … Continue reading
So far, George McClellan’s plan was working. Robert Garnett remained transfixed by Thomas Morris, convinced that was the main force. Besides, Garnett felt that he did not have to worry for the 1,300-man force south of him at Rich Mountain. … Continue reading