Category Archives: Leadership–Federal

Ulysses S. Grant: Re-emerging

In the last three days, #Grant has been trending on social media as the History Channel’s new documentary airs. This re-emergence Ulysses S. Grant’s popularity has sparked the anticipated discussions about the general, the president, and—of course—the new look at … Continue reading

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Rosecrans, Fremont HQ For Sale…

My trip into the office usually takes about seven minutes door to door if I hit the lights just right. With recent construction shutting down the interstate between the two points I’m forced to take a slightly longer detour into … Continue reading

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Henry Hunt Reflects on the Battle of Chancellorsville

Chancellorsville was a black eye for the Army of the Potomac. But while it no doubt marked the beginning of the end of Joseph Hooker’s stint as army commander, it did not sour the desire for victory among the army’s … Continue reading

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Seven “Persons of Importance”

In the early morning hours of May 17, 1865, off the far southwestern cape of mainland Florida, pickets stationed there by Union General John Newton intercepted a small vessel bound for Cuba. That promontory, jutting out into the Gulf of … Continue reading

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Captured Telegrams: Sigel’s Last Chance?

On May 13, 1864, Union General Franz Sigel and his army reach Woodstock, Virginia, during the New Market Campaign. Their march up the Shenandoah Valley had been going slower than his superiors had anticipated. From war games to extra days … Continue reading

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“Face Us In The Right Direction”

The inky black darkness, slippery trail through the woods, and water droplets falling from the foliage added to the misery of the night march over unfamiliar terrain on the night of May 11, 1864. The marching column halted frequently in … Continue reading

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Fall of Tallahassee

Horses’ hooves could be heard pounding the dirt roads outside of town accompanied by the dust clouds associated with it. Brigadier General Edward McCook and his five staffers came trotting in Tallahassee, Florida, the capital of the state. The next … Continue reading

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Jacob Zeilin, USMC

The American Battlefield Trust Conference this year was to have featured a tour of mine about the Marine Battalion at the First Battle of Manassas. It has been postponed until 2021. In the meantime, I wanted to share some of … Continue reading

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The U.S. Marines of 1861

The American Battlefield Trust Conference this year was to have featured a tour of mine about the Marine Battalion at the First Battle of Manassas. It has been postponed until 2021. In the meantime, I wanted to share some of … Continue reading

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TONIGHT: The American Battlefield Trust’s Civil War Fantasy Draft

Join ECW tonight at 7:15 for a fun Facebook LIVE special event sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust: The Civil War Fantasy Draft! ECW historians Dan Davis, Chris Kolakowski, Chris Mackowski, Dave Powell, and Kris White will be participating, along with … Continue reading

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