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This is the time of year when we see college and NFL coaches get the ax, and lots of other administrative changes in our favorite teams. Which leads me to this comparison, please bear with me. The Confederate Army of … Continue reading
ECW welcomes back guest author David T. Dixon August Willich heard the commotion and leapt onto his horse, desperate to rejoin his command. Amid the smoke and confusion, he galloped directly into McNair’s Arkansans, who were mopping up what was … Continue reading
In 1861 men from the far reaches of Mississippi were organized into the 1st Mississippi Infantry Battalion, or Blythe’s Battalion. These volunteers came from Calhoun, Clay, and De Soto counties in the north, as well as from Amite County in … Continue reading
Just before noon on New Year’s Eve, 1862, William S. Rosecrans’ Army of the Cumberland had been partially routed and battered by Confederate assaults against its right flank. Braxton Bragg’s attacks ripped four Federal divisions and captured 28 guns. Rosecrans’ … Continue reading
The Battle of Stones River (December 31, 1862 – January 2, 1863) is known as a significant moment for Federal artillery. Most accounts focus on the 57 guns overlooking McFadden’s Ford on January 2, 1863. But a cluster of Federal … Continue reading
The first days of January 2018 marked the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River. Do you have a favorite general or unit from that battle? Why?
150 years ago yesterday, the United States concluded the treaty transferring Alaska from Russia to the United States. On April 9 (the second anniversary of Appomattox), the Senate ratified the deal.
We are pleased to announce that we have extended the early-bird ticket pricing for the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. You now have until December 31, 2016 to purchase your early-bird tickets for this exciting event. … Continue reading
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. Pap Thomas to the Sledge of Nashville