Tag Archives: Chattanooga

Railroads: Crossing An Ankle-Deep Obstacle

ECW welcomes back guest author Jon-Erik M. Gilot The Civil War has no shortage of exciting and heartrending stories involving railroads. Stonewall Jackson’s masterful overland transfer of looted B&O locomotive and rail cars from Martinsburg to Strasburg in the early … Continue reading

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Chattanooga: More Than Just Another Victory for Grant

In the late summer and early days of fall of 1863, it seemed that all eyes were on the small railroad town of Chattanooga, TN. The disastrous defeat at Chickamauga and the huge casualties it reaped turned what had nearly … Continue reading

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Grant Ascending . . .

The events of July 4, 1863, cemented Ulysses S. Grant’s position as a household name firmly into the public mind. The capitulation of the Confederate bastion of Vicksburg to “Unconditional Surrender” Grant of Donelson fame – on Independence Day no … Continue reading

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In the Wake of Vicksburg, U. S. Grant as Commander of the Army of the Potomac?

By early August, 1863, Ulysses S. Grant had settled into administrative routine following the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi—but Grant wasn’t one to sit idle long. He had set his eye on Mobile, Alabama, which he was “very anxious to take” … Continue reading

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A Chat with Dave Powell about The Battle Above the Clouds

Emerging Civil War correspondent Elyse Kuhn took the time recently to talk with ECW’s Dave Powell about Dave’s new book, Battle Above the Clouds. ———- Dave Powell never imagined himself as a history writer. However, it seems to be what … Continue reading

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Battle Above the Clouds from Down Below with Hooker

We’re excited about the arrival of the latest Emerging Civil War Series book, Battle Above the Clouds: Lifting the Siege of Chattanooga and the Battle of Lookout Mountain by our own award-winning author Dave Powell. One of Dave’s appendices focuses … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Battle Above the Clouds by Dave Powell

As we continue the roll-out of our spring Emerging Civil War Series titles, we’re pleased to welcome award-winning writer Dave Powell to the series. Dave, a regular contributor with ECW, is following up his incredible Chickamauga Campaign trilogy with a … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: The View From Lookout Mountain

When the photo series began, the pictures that jumped to mind first were from my trip to Chattanooga, TN.  From atop Lookout Mountain, it seems like the whole world is at your feet.

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Meade After Mine Run on Grant After Chattanooga

Just before the Army of the Potomac set out for what would be the Mine Run campaign in late November 1863, word reached the men of the Union victory at Chattanooga. Between Nov. 23-25, the Federal armies of the Tennessee and … Continue reading

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Review: Jeff Shaara’s The Smoke at Dawn

When I originally heard that Jeff Shaara was writing a trilogy of books about the Western Theater, but that he intended to cover only Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Sherman’s March to the Sea, I was a bit put out that he … Continue reading

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