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The Last Charge of the Army of Tennessee

As the line of gaunt and scared Confederate veterans emerged from the piney forest and advanced over the cool, sandy soil, the scene inspired nearby onlookers. The Army of Tennessee was moving forward that afternoon for an assault once more. … Continue reading

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Class of 1842

When reading a biography of a Civil War general officer, the usual biographical sketch is: West Point Military Academy educated, Mexican War experience, volunteer organization command in early stages of the war, and then the rise through the general officer ranks. … Continue reading

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Nashville: The Second Day

Despite the results of the 15th, Hood determined to fight. That night he pulled his army back two miles to a more compact line, anchored on both flanks by hills along the Franklin Pike (US 31 today) and Granny White … Continue reading

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Nashville: The First Day

The Death Ride of the Army of Tennessee climaxed 150 years ago today and tomorrow, as the Union and Confederacy fought one more large-scale battle between the Appalachians and the Mississippi: the Battle of Nashville.

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Fighting in the Hell Hole around New Hope Church

As Sherman swung his forces westward away from the Western and Atlantic Railroad and the formidable Confederate defenses there, Johnston quickly guessed his opponent’s next move and shifted his forces toward Dallas to meet him. On May 25, the lead … Continue reading

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Hood on Hood—Part III

The third part of a four-part series. Today we welcome back guest author Stephen “Sam” Hood. Sam is the author of John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General. *   *   * Regarding the Spring Hill … Continue reading

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