Category Archives: Leadership–Confederate

Albert Sidney Johnston at Fort Point: Where Narratives Collide

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Katy Berman… Fort Point, a National Historic Site at the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, was built to deter a naval invasion of California. It was completed on the eve of the … Continue reading

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Daniel Harvey Hill, Educator and General

Another installment n “Tales from the Tombstone.” For other posts in the series, click here. On a recent road-trip, I had the chance to take a slight detour off the interstate and visit Davidson, North Carolina. Now known as the … Continue reading

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Philip Cook

“Tales From the Tombstone“ On one website chronicling the history of Georgia, the opening sentence to the biography of Brigadier General Philip Cook read simply: “Perhaps the most remarkable feat of this Madison County lawyer was his rise in the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 12/7-12/13/20

Last of the corps commander questions for a little while… In your opinion, who was the best corps commander for the Confederate Army of Tennessee?

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The Lost Cause of John McCausland

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Jeffrey Webb… The Confederate Army’s John McCausland waited on the outskirts of Appomattox on Sunday morning, April 9, 1865. At that point, the brigadier general’s command, in his own words, “was reduced to a … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/16-11/22/20

In your opinion, who was the best corps commander for the Army of Northern Virginia?

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Cut These Guys Some Slack

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about combat leadership in the Civil War and elsewhere – specifically senior leadership. Sometimes I wonder if we judge commanders, especially early-war and mid-war commanders, too harshly. Looking back through the lens of conflict … Continue reading

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BookChat with Sam Hood, author of Patriots Twice

I was pleased to spend some time recently with a new book by Stephen “Sam” Hood, Patriots Twice: Former Confederates and the Building of America after the Civil War, a new release from Savas Beatie (click here for details). CM: … Continue reading

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George C. Scott on Robert E. Lee

October 12, 2020, is the 150th commemorative date of the death of Robert Edward Lee in Lexington, Virginia. “This is Election-Year America,” pronounced George C. Scott on the Today show in the spring of 1976, from a script he had … Continue reading

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A Stonewall Jackson “What If” I’d Never Heard Before

During a Q&A with the Franklin Civil War Roundtable last month, someone asked me a question about Stonewall Jackson that no one had ever asked me before. My presentation had been on “The Last days of Stonewall Jackson,” and someone … Continue reading

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