Tag Archives: Earl Hess

Rock Star Egos and the Army of Tennessee’s Most Important Inferiority Complex

I’ve been listening this week to the audiobook version of Greg Mertz’s Attack at Daylight and Whip Them: The Battle of Shiloh (one of my jobs, as series editor, is to listen to and approve all the books before they’re … Continue reading

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Grant Invades Tennessee Receives Inaugural Emerging Civil War Book Award

Emerging Civil War has announced the recipient of its inaugural book award: Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson by Timothy B. Smith, Ph.D., published by the University Press of Kansas. “Tim Smith continues to do … Continue reading

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A Matter of Tactics

The trench-eye view of Civil War tactics has evolved considerably over the past 25+ years. Most notably, the whole question of rifled muskets, engagement ranges, and training has received intense revision and renewed scrutiny—a debate which has added considerable depth … Continue reading

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