Tag Archives: Army of Tennessee

Boomerang Bragg

This is the time of year when we see college and NFL coaches get the ax, and lots of other administrative changes in our favorite teams. Which leads me to this comparison, please bear with me. The Confederate Army of … Continue reading

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For The Army of Tennessee: Christmas Boxes & Blankets

The need for blankets and the wish for Christmas boxes kept Mrs. S.C. Law—a refugee from Tennessee to Georgia—awake one December night in 1863. Determined to do something to help “her” Confederate soldiers, she engaged the southern homefront and worked … Continue reading

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Western Swing: Day 05

For day five of our video swing of western battlefields with the American Battlefield Trust, we skipped ahead to 1864. This was an exciting opportunity for me to do some interpretation on some battlefields I’d never had the chance to … Continue reading

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The “One-Battle” Syndrome

As we approach the anniversary of the battle of First Manassas in July, 1861 I want to touch on what I term the “One Battle Syndrome.” The thinking on both sides in 1861, from generals to politicians to privates, was … 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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Rock Star Egos and the Army of Tennessee’s Most Important Inferiority Complex

I’ve been listening this week to the audiobook version of Greg Mertz’s Attack at Daylight and Whip Them: The Battle of Shiloh (one of my jobs, as series editor, is to listen to and approve all the books before they’re … Continue reading

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Three Points About Stones River

Many of our readers get the preservation mailings from the American Battlefield Trust, asking to save land at various sites. The most recent one covers the Battle of Stones River (Murfreesboro) and seeks to save some land on the Federal … Continue reading

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A Presidential Review That Didn’t Go Very Well

ECWer Stephen Davis of Cumming, Georgia, is finishing up his book on the generalship of John B. Hood, which will be published later this year by Savas Beatie. From it Steve draws the following story: During the war President Jefferson … Continue reading

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The Question of Hood and the Army of Tennessee: “Far Better” or “Far Better?”

“Punctuation acts as signposts to help your reader understand how to read your writing,” I tell my students. Many of the first-year writers I teach are still coming to grips with just how important good punctuation is—and how subtle and … Continue reading

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The Battle of Shelbyville

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Michael Chick One of the most dramatic and decisive cavalry clashes of the American Civil War occurred at Shelbyville on Sunday, June 27, 1863. John A. Wyeth of 4th Alabama … Continue reading

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