Tag Archives: Elihu Washburne

Sheridan and the Franco-Prussian War

150 years ago this month, the Franco-Prussian War broke out. By early September the Prussian/German forces had smashed two French armies, captured Emperor Napoleon III, and were marching to Paris to lay siege to the city. When the war ended … Continue reading

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Maine at War: May 2020

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in May at his blog, Maine at War: May 6, 2020: A tale of two forts Built to deter enemy warships, Fort Knox in Maine and Fort Pulaski in Georgia experience different … Continue reading

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The Falling Out Between John McClernand and Ulysses S. Grant

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Sean Michael Chick Butler, Banks, Sigel, McClernand. These are just the most infamous of the “political generals” of the American Civil War. The four named here are usually considered military incompetents, their … Continue reading

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