Tag Archives: Battle of Shiloh

Question of the Week: 4/2-4/8/18

In your opinion, what was the most important outcome from the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862?

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A Historian Stops Being A Historian When…

When I first picked up James McDonough’s 2016 William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country, A Life, some of the first words I read jumped off the pages immediately. McDonough, a seasoned historian and author of five previous Civil … Continue reading

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Favorite Historical Person: Lew Wallace

As I think about people I admire historically, a spectrum of Federal commanders come to mind: Winfield S. Hancock, Nelson Miles, John Gibbon, etc. But recently, I have come to steadily respect and admire more and more Lew Wallace. Wallace … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 4/10-4/16/17

In your opinion, who was the best battlefield commander at the Battle of Shiloh? Why?

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Shiloh 2016

I had the chance to spend a few days at Shiloh this past week for the 154th anniversary of the battle. The Park Service held some living history programs, which I was helping out with. Here are a few scenes … Continue reading

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From Raymond to Vicksburg: In the Footsteps of an Illinois Battery

A few weeks ago I was looking through the pictures that I took on the Western Tour Chris Mackowski, his daughter Steph and I did in May. As I progressed through the pictures of the Raymond battlefield and at Vicksburg, … 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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Eastern Theater versus Western Theater: Where the Civil War Was Won and Lost: Part Five

Part five in a series. This series was put together from one of my extended graduate school research papers. The sources used were the current research between 2007-2008, obviously the historiography of the Civil War expands on a monthly basis, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for Dec. 11, 2012

What was the superior defensive position: the Sunken Road at Antietam, the Sunken Road at Fredericksburg, or the Sunken Road at Shiloh?

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