Tag Archives: D.H. Hill

Question of the Week: 3/7-3/13/16

Where would you rank D.H. Hill in the pantheon of Confederate generals?

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Review: The Battle of Wise’s Forks, March 1865 by Wade Sokolosky and Mark A. Smith

March 1865 saw the Confederacy in severe straits, Union General Ulysses S. Grant had a death-lock grip on Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate forces around Richmond, Virginia. Meanwhile, in North Carolina, Union General William T. Sherman had reached the … Continue reading

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The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part Four

Part Four in a Series Rodes on Oak Hill: The lead elements of the Confederate Second Corps arrived in the area of Oak Hill a prominence on the first day battlefield that overlooks the McPherson Farm (nearly one mile to … Continue reading

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The Last Charge of the Army of Tennessee

As the line of gaunt and scared Confederate veterans emerged from the piney forest and advanced over the cool, sandy soil, the scene inspired nearby onlookers. The Army of Tennessee was moving forward that afternoon for an assault once more. … Continue reading

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Class of 1842

When reading a biography of a Civil War general officer, the usual biographical sketch is: West Point Military Academy educated, Mexican War experience, volunteer organization command in early stages of the war, and then the rise through the general officer ranks. … Continue reading

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William “Little Billy” Mahone—Part One

Today we welcome back guest author William F. Floyd, Jr. William worked for forty years for the City of Norfolk. In his retirement, he’s now pursuing the study of history at Tidewater Community College. The first in a two-part series. … Continue reading

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Chickamauga: Thomas’s Battleline

The monument to the 2nd Ohio Infantry took its design in honor of the XIV Corps, which adopted an acorn as their symbol following the campaign for Chattanooga. The acorn was chosen by Gen. George Thomas because his men stood like … Continue reading

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Chickamauga: The end of the second day

As the second day of fighting wound down, both army commanders took time to meet with their key subordinates.

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War Chicken

Robert E. Lee’s image is everywhere. His silhouette is so easily recognizable that it is one of the most powerful symbols of the Confederacy. Tales are told, legends have been created concerning the love and affection his men had for … Continue reading

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The Other Port Royal

When someone mentions Port Royal in the Civil War, most historians or scholars think of Port Royal, South Carolina and the Battle of Port Royal in November 1861.  There is another Port Royal that was very important during the Civil … Continue reading

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