Tag Archives: Chattanooga

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

Posted in Books & Authors, Emerging Civil War Series | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Impulse of Victory

The Impulse of Victory: Ulysses S. Grant at Chattanooga By David A. Powell Southern Illinois University Press, 2020, $19.95 hardback Reviewed by Sean Michael Chick Every Civil War battle has its share of controversies, from the smaller ones like Belmont … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

(Obscure) Civil War Weekend Exploring

How far out of your way would you go to see something related to your favorite battlefield Park? I confess that I visit plenty of obscure historical sites. Goes with the territory, I guess. I visit artifacts, too. When the … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, National Park Service, Western Theater | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Campaigns, Common Soldier | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Battles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

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

Posted in Engaging the Civil War Series, Leadership--Federal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

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

Posted in Armies, Leadership--Federal, Lincoln, Western Theater | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Books & Authors, Emerging Civil War Series | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Civil War in Pop Culture, Emerging Civil War Series | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Emerging Civil War Series | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment