Tag Archives: Atlanta Campaign

Major Tom Taylor at Ezra Church

On July 28, 1864, the Union Army of the Tennessee reached a point west of Atlanta from where they could threaten the Macon Railroad, which entered Atlanta from the southwest. In an effort to thwart that move, Confederate General John … Continue reading

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On Location: The Site of Leonidas Polk’s Death

On June 14, 1864, Confederate Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk was inspecting Federal movements from atop Pine Mountain when Federal artillery opened fire on him. I went On Location, on the anniversary of Polk’s death, to the spot where he was … Continue reading

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Site of Leonidas Polk’s Death

I’m on location today at the site of Leonidas Polk’s death, which took place on this date in 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign. I’ll have a video posted later once I get to some better Internet, but I thought I … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Monuments

This small stone marker sits at the foot of a low ridge just outside of the very sleepy burg of Resaca, in north Georgia. In mid-may, 1864, Resaca was little more than a railroad stop and a fortified camp to … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: All the Fighting They Want by Steve Davis

We’re getting ready for the launch of our spring books in the Emerging Civil War series. At the printer now is the much-anticipated second volume in Steve Davis’s two-part recounting of the battles for Atlanta: All the Fighting They Want: … Continue reading

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Joe Johnston Backpeddling to the Gulf?

While working on an essay for one of Emerging Civil War’s upcoming books with Southern Illinois University Press, I came across several accounts about Gen. Joe Johnston’s constant backwards motion during the spring and early summer of 1864. They were … Continue reading

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ECW Digital Shorts – Supplies are the Great Question

At a gathering of Civil War historians I once overheard the statement: “Amateurs study tactics, pros study logistics.” Many would rightfully disagree, but it is certain that many eschew digging into the tedious logistical quagmire in preference to the more compelling … Continue reading

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Happy 200th, General Thomas

200 years ago this weekend George H. Thomas was born in Southampton County, Virginia. The link below is an appreciation of Thomas I did in 2014. https://emergingcivilwar.com/2014/12/18/pap-thomas-to-the-sledge-of-nashville/  

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“History Hides the Lies of Our Civil War”: The Forgotten Battle of Pickett’s Mill

Today we are pleased to welcome guest author Angela M. Zombek, Ph.D. Angela is an Assistant Professor of History at St. Petersburg College, in Clearwater, Florida. Sh erecieved her an M.A. from the University of Akron, and her Ph.D. from … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in New Hope/Dallas

It’s a whole lot of fun speaking to audiences of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (yes, we have them down here). Monday night, in New Hope, Georgia, I addressed the Gen. William J. Hardee Camp on the subject of opus meum … Continue reading

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