Tag Archives: Braxton Bragg

Nutmeggers in North Carolina

Connecticut, known as the Nutmeg state, furnished 30 regiments of infantry in the Civil War and they fought far and wide during the conflict. Two of those units, the 15th and 16th Infantry, had unhappy fates in two lesser-known battles … Continue reading

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Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet in Chattanooga, Part IV

ECW welcomes back guest author Ed Lowe Read the series What If…? This brings up the question that what if Longstreet had decisively defeated Burnside at Campbell’s Station, reaching that vital road junction before Burnside and pinning his army up … Continue reading

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Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet in Chattanooga, Part III

ECW welcomes back guest author Ed Lowe Read the series General Braxton Bragg, commander of the Army of Tennessee, elected to make a significant organizational change in his army, especially after the failed effort at the battle of Wauhatchie.  That … Continue reading

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Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet in Chattanooga, Part II

ECW welcomes back guest author Ed Lowe Read the series James Longstreet and Ulysses S. Grant had known each other from their West Point days and into their initial assignments at Jefferson Barracks close to St. Louis. Longstreet was well … Continue reading

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Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet in Chattanooga, Part I

ECW welcomes guest author Ed Lowe The Confederate victory at Chickamauga, Georgia, in September 1863 offered up a further opportunity for General Braxton’s Bragg Army of Tennessee to finish off Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans’s Army of the Cumberland. Lt. Gen. … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Braxton Bragg and Command of the Army of Tennessee

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 2022 Emerging Civil War Symposium. We’ll also be sharing … Continue reading

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Boomerang Bragg

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

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Missed Opportunity? The Confederates’ Lost Chance at Chattanooga

ECW welcomes back guest author Patrick Kelly-Fischer In September 1863, the Confederates executed one of the largest troop maneuvers of the entire war, setting themselves up to potentially destroy a major Union field army. They shifted Lieutenant General James Longstreet … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: All Hell Can’t Stop Them

Very early in the writing process for the book that became Battle Above the Clouds, the publisher, the editor, and myself all decided that instead of trying to encompass all of the fighting for Chattanooga into one ECW Series volume, … Continue reading

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A Chronology of the Confederacy’s 1862 Counterstrokes

Several months ago, I crossed an item off my Civil War bucket list: visiting the Perryville battlefield. While at the visitor center, I watched a video which put the Confederate invasion of Kentucky into the larger context of the war. … Continue reading

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