Tag Archives: Army of Northern Virginia

“The General Result Was In Our Favor”: The Army of Potomac’s Victory at Antietam

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Kevin Pawlak Fortunately, for the sake of debate, the outcome of Civil War battles is not as clear-cut as that of a football game, where one can look at the scoreboard at … Continue reading

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Civil War Echoes: The Desert War II

A charismatic general fights for an extended period in one theater against the same force under a succession of generals. Despite being outnumbered and often under-supplied, he manages to win a series of spectacular victories that capture the world’s attention … Continue reading

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Civil War Echoes: The Desert War I

75 years ago today, the German high command decided to send a contingent of German troops to North Africa to bolster Italian forces that had suffered a series of defeats at the hands of the British. This contingent fell under … Continue reading

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J.B. Polley and Hood’s Texas Brigade

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Joe Owen The enduring fame of General John Bell Hood’s Texas brigade in Civil War history was due in large part to a soldier of the Fourth Texas Infantry Regiment, Quarter … Continue reading

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Maryland, My Maryland

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle Conclusion of a series While Maryland soldiers – like Henry K. Douglas – fought battles and worried about their families, Southern sympathizing civilians in Maryland were under fire … Continue reading

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Bury These Men: Lee and Hill at Bristoe Station

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Bill Backus. Perhaps the most famous incident from the Battle of Bristoe Station was the rebuke Robert E. Lee gave to A.P. Hill after both surveyed the human wreckage after the disastrous … Continue reading

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Reward for Service

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Jim Taub Firing had been growing in intensity all along the line. The skirmishers of Governeur Warren’s V Corps were hotly engaged with Richard Ewell’s Confederates. The Army of the Potomac … Continue reading

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Civil War Witch Hunt: George Gordon Meade, the Retreat from Gettysburg, and the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War

Conclusion of a series After examining the evidence, it seems clear that Senator Wade’s inflammatory and defamatory statements about Meade’s conduct of the pursuit of the Army of Northern Virginia were simply incorrect. Given the circumstances under which he was … Continue reading

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Civil War Witch Hunt: George Gordon Meade, the Retreat from Gettysburg and the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War

Part five in a series In the previous installment, we examined George Gordon Meade’s decision to defer an all-out assault along the lines at Williamsport for a day, instead of following his own aggressive instincts. Instead, he listened to the … Continue reading

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Meaning No Disrespect . . .

The removal of South Carolina’s Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the Statehouse on Friday (7/10/2015) caused quite a kerfluffle, for many reasons.

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