Tag Archives: James McPherson

Killed in Action

Today marks the 150th Anniversary of the death of Union Major General John Sedgwick, the victim of a Confederate sharpshooter. At the time “Uncle John” commanded the VI Corps. By date of rank he was the senior U.S. casualty of … Continue reading

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Small but Savage: Dug Gap

As Sherman engaged Joe Johnston’s Confederates around Dalton to hold them in place, Gen. James McPherson moved his Army of the Tennessee towards Snake Creek Gap, a passage to his rear. General John Geary’s White Star Division of the XX … Continue reading

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Snake Creek Gap, 150 Years Later

150 years ago, a little boy was enjoying a spring morning when soon his brother came riding to the family home, exclaiming that the Yankees were just over the hill and headed toward the family farm, which lay along the … Continue reading

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A Walk Around the Great Granddaddy of America’s Battlefields

Most Civil War historians in the Park Service feel a little battlefield envy when it comes to Gettysburg. It’s the great Granddaddy of All Battlefields in North America, marked and monumented with enough granite, marble, and bronze to sink Rhode … Continue reading

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