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In your opinion, who was the best battlefield commander at the Battle of Shiloh? Why?
Civil War battles are complex things. When leading folks around a battlefield, I (as I’m sure all of you do) try to make complicated movements of thousands of men simple, and draw ideas from these places that they can relate … Continue reading
In February 1862 – Forts Henry and Donelson fell to combined Union land and river attack forces, resulting in a major victory for the Union. Which commander – Union or Confederate – is most interesting to you during the Henry/Donelson campaign? Why?
With some states celebrating Lee/Jackson Day this month, we thought it would be a good time to ask the question… Who’s leadership style do you think was best? Lee or Jackson?
James Longstreet’s time in the Western Theater has by and large, not garnered accolades. The prevailing western-centric view casts him as a haughty eastern interloper, come to further his own ambitions at Bragg’s expense. Historians of a more eastern bent … Continue reading
Just before the Army of the Potomac set out for what would be the Mine Run campaign in late November 1863, word reached the men of the Union victory at Chattanooga. Between Nov. 23-25, the Federal armies of the Tennessee and … Continue reading
Part Nine in a Series Both Bragg and Longstreet – indeed every Confederate from Richmond on down – understood that to be successful, any movement into East Tennessee must be conducted quickly, and in sufficient strength. The idea was to … Continue reading
Visitors to the battlefields often marvel at the way soldiers would line up, shoulder to shoulder, and march into the flaming jaws of death. While many things motivated men to move forward like that, such motivations are hard to describe and … Continue reading