Tag Archives: Chattanooga

Maine at War November 2022 blog posts

In November 2022 my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from a dedicated re-enactor sharing his observations about Gettysburg’s 2022 Remembrance Day to the terrible patriotic price paid by the youngest sister of Elihu Washburne and his other illustrious … Continue reading

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“Give it to ‘em:” Cleburne at Ringgold Gap

ECW welcomes back guest author Ed Lowe “No satisfactory excuse can possibly be given for the shameful conduct of our troops on the left in allowing their line to be penetrated,” lamented Confederate Army of Tennessee commander General Braxton Bragg … Continue reading

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A Civil War Hero’s Tennessee Ties

ECW welcomes back guest author Gregory L. Wade The career of General Douglas McArthur is well known, especially for those of the World War II generation.  But few know of the amazing Civil War connections this iconic family has with … Continue reading

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Scenes from Rocky Face Ridge

I had the remarkable opportunity today to visit the crest of Rocky Face Ridge just outside Dalton, Georgia. My visit came as part of a video swing by the American Battlefield Trust with Garry Adelman and Kris White, and our … 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 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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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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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Battle Above the Clouds

Writing Battle above the Clouds To date, I have written eleven books, co-authored one (Tullahoma) and contributed essays to two more. Most of that writing has been published by Savas Beatie, though I have also worked with Southern Illinois University … Continue reading

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