Tag Archives: Edwin Sumner

“I Want To See How Irishmen Fight”: The Irish Brigade at Fair Oaks

The Irish Brigade of the Union’s Army of the Potomac is probably most associated with Antietam and Fredericksburg when their battle experiences come to mind. However, their first major combat experience took place during the Peninsula Campaign at the battle … Continue reading

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Heroic Burnside

By this point in 1862, Ambrose Burnside’s excellent plan for a late-year campaign had already begun to unravel. His Right Grand Division under Maj. Gen. Edwin V. Sumner stole a march on Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and, … Continue reading

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Facebook Cover Photo: General Edwin Vose Sumner with his Staff, 1862

Emerging Civil War has decided to give you a little more information about the cover photos (often called “banners”) we post on our Facebook page. We hope everyone is following us on Facebook! Our latest Facebook cover photo is a … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Cavalry Tactics: How Technology Drove Change (Part Three)

(part three in a series) In the Napoleonic system, the army’s mounted arm took multiple forms. There were: carabiniers, cuirassiers, dragoons, hussars, chasseurs, and lancers. Each had its own specific mission. Carabiniers were armed with dragoon carbines and sabers, and … Continue reading

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