Category Archives: Personalities

Sacred Duty – Sherman Honors Thomas E.G. Ransom

In June of 1884, General William T. Sherman stood before the members of St. Louis’ newest Grand Army of the Republic post. Just having retired from the U.S. Army and residing in the Gateway City, Sherman “was invited by several … 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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We Are Such Stuff as Dreams: Ellsworth Predicts His Death

Boys, no doubt you felt surprised on hearing my orders to be in readiness at a moment’s notice, but I will explain all as far as I am allowed. Yesterday forenoon, I understood that a movement was to be made … Continue reading

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“My father served under both Lee and Grant…”

A few days ago whilst weeding some of my old Civil War periodicals collection – because that’s what I’ve been reduced to during this quarantine – I came across something interesting. In the August 1961 issue of Civil War Times I … Continue reading

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Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard in the National Tribune

I’m doing a lot of reading in the National Tribune, “the premier newspaper published for Union veterans” in Washington, 1877-1943. This is thanks to 1) its availability online and 2) Dr. Richard A. Sauers’ comprehensive index to all of its … 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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A Conversation with Garry Adelman (conclusion)

part six of a six-part series I’ve been talking this week with Garry Adelman, chief historian at the American Battlefield Trust. Garry wears many other hats, though, including Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg and co-founder of the Center for Civil … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Garry Adelman (part five)

part five of a six-part series I’m speaking this week with Garry Adelman, chief historian at the American Battlefield Trust. In that role, Garry maintains a very high-profile presence, but he makes a real effort to protect his family’s privacy. … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Garry Adelman (part four)

part four of a six-part series I’m talking this week with my friend Garry Adelman, the chief historian at the American Battlefield Trust. In the first segments of our conversation, Garry traced his winding professional path, following his passion. We … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Garry Adelman (part three)

Part three in a six-part series Garry Adelman has been at the American Battlefield Trust since 2010 and currently serves as the preservation organization’s chief historian. In yesterday’s segment of our conversation, he talked about the career path he took … Continue reading

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