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Taking a winter ski trip to the western mountains? Headed to Breckenridge, Colorado? I’ve got a little Civil War history for you.
Last night I watched the news reports. The uncertainty of these times gripped me, making me wonder and question. I finally closed the apps on my phone, turned it off, and set it aside. Glancing up, the title on a … Continue reading
Today, I’m prepping notes for another Battle of New Market presentation, and as I went through General Lee’s letters to General Breckinridge again, the wording grabbed my attention. Take a look:
An ECW fan sent us this thought-provoking question: What would have changed for the Confederacy if Jefferson Davis had become an army general and John Breckinridge had become President?
part of a series After my two and a half days in Vicksburg, I’m safely ensconced back home in the heart of the Eastern Theater of the Civil War. But wow, what a time I had. I had a few … Continue reading
(Part 1 and Part 2 are available.) So why was Ord’s idea even considered, and actually supported, at the highest levels of a Confederate government steeped in a patriarchal culture? Porter offered an answer in that “it must be remembered … Continue reading
This is the third part of the 1892 account of the last days of the Civil War in North Carolina by an unidentified captain of the 10th Ohio Cavalry.
Part One. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston learned of the surrender of Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia in Wilmer McLean’s parlor in the hamlet of Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865 several days later. Lee had … Continue reading
150 years ago today, 5,000 Union soldiers marched toward Saltville, Virginia, aiming to destroy the key saltworks at that town. Under the command of Major General Stephen Burbridge, the forces were made up mostly of Kentucky Mounted Infantry, plus a … Continue reading
As June 1, 1864 turned into the history books, both sides reevaluated the current dispositions of their respective forces; and both leaders, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, sidled troops to this now very critical Virginia crossroads of Cold … Continue reading