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“I Think, Boys, I am Done For!”: A Prussian General in Union Blue Endures Trying Times in Georgia

ECW welcomes back guest author David T. Dixon August Willich heard the commotion and leapt onto his horse, desperate to rejoin his command.[1] Amid the smoke and confusion, he galloped directly into McNair’s Arkansans, who were mopping up what was … Continue reading

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The Reddest of the Red, shot at Resaca

He was a soldier’s general, and on the hot afternoon of May 14, 1864, he was leading from the front, urging his men forward toward the imposing Confederate positions above Camp Creek. As they neared the Confederate skirmish line, a … Continue reading

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