Tag Archives: Army of the Ohio

Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet in Chattanooga, Part III

ECW welcomes back guest author Ed Lowe Read the series General Braxton Bragg, commander of the Army of Tennessee, elected to make a significant organizational change in his army, especially after the failed effort at the battle of Wauhatchie.  That … Continue reading

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Forts: The War Department Tablets of Fort Donelson

Just in time for the 160th anniversary of the battle, Darryl R. Smith, owner of Walking With History tours, has released a new study, The War Department Tablets of Fort Donelson National Battlefield. Darryl admits, “the book is rather niche … 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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The 47th Tennessee Infantry at Shiloh

Today we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Michael Chick In the American Civil War, Don Carlos Buell’s arrival at Shiloh with over 15,000 men, stands as the most famous reinforcement of the war. Its importance to the … Continue reading

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Franklin 150th: “I never saw the dead lay near so thick.”

It was a near-run thing—John M. Schofield’s Federals steadily marching down the Columbia Pike towards Franklin through the night of Nov. 29 while sitting close to their camp fires were the Confederates of John B. Hood. The two former West … Continue reading

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Catching Up on the Western Theater….

As the fighting died out around the ruins of the Octagon House on the evening of May 17, 1864, Confederate Gen. Joseph Johnston finally came up with a plan to deliver a blow to Sherman’s forces. Running south from Adairsville … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: New Civil War Parks Around Dalton, Georgia

Although the 150th Anniversary of the fighting that opened the Atlanta Campaign has been quiet compared to the Overland Campaign, several things have occurred, the best being the opening of two small “battle” parks around Dalton, Georgia.

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Georgia Professor Falls in the Battle of Perryville

Today we welcome guest author Stuart W. Sanders. Stuart is the former executive director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association. He is the author of three books, including Perryville Under Fire: The Aftermath of Kentucky’s Largest Civil War Battle and … Continue reading

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