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ECW welcomes back guest author Nathan Provost The term “military genius” is often a label for an officer with high intelligence or the successful application of military theory in warfare. All too often, academic and public historians cite Grant as … Continue reading
Wishing to go to a battlefield where General Grant fought after the History Channel’s series earlier this week? How about a two-hour tour with NPS Ranger Stacy Allen at Shioh Battlefield? Good news! You can catch a tour without ever … Continue reading
Gettysburg has John Bachelder. Antietam has Ezra Carman. Shiloh has David Reed. Each of these men forever influenced the battlefields they devoted their lives to documenting. Two of them–Carman and Reed–participated in the battles they studied. I’ll admit, Carman and … Continue reading
In the early afternoon of April 6, 1862, General Albert Sidney Johnston raised the tin cup he had grabbed from a Union camp earlier that day and tapped the line of bayonets of his Rebel troops to rally them forward. … Continue reading
It’s the anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh. In your opinion, who was the best commander at that battle? Why?
Welcome back to our yearly spotlight series, highlighting speakers and topics for our upcoming symposium. Over the coming weeks, we will continue to feature previews of our speaker’s presentations for the 2020 Emerging Civil War Symposium. We’ll also be sharing … Continue reading
In April 1862, Confederate command in Tennessee consisted of a constellation of stars—and Braxton Bragg. Chris Mackowski and Chris Kolakowski discuss the rock stars and the odd man out in our newest podcast!
News traveled slowly, likely a frustrating fact for Eliza Griffin Johnston. However, one spring day in 1862 news arrived in California that changed her life. A battle thousands of miles away and weeks in the past had altered her plans, … Continue reading
In studying up on my family’s genealogy in 2017 I found ancestors who fought both North and South. They are mostly cousins. I am the direct descendant of Private Samuel Chick of Company E of the 44th Tennessee. The regiment … Continue reading
What if Albert S. Johnston had not died at Shiloh? What do you think he might have attempted for defense in the Western Theater?