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Last week we asked if you thought there was a “textbook perfect” campaign. This time let’s reverse the question: Which Civil War campaign seems least effective or most disastrous to you? Why?
Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: Having been convened on an extraordinary occasion, as authorized by the Constitution, your attention is not called to any ordinary subject of legislation. At the beginning of the present Presidential term, four … Continue reading
As I think about people I admire historically, a spectrum of Federal commanders come to mind: Winfield S. Hancock, Nelson Miles, John Gibbon, etc. But recently, I have come to steadily respect and admire more and more Lew Wallace. Wallace … Continue reading
Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Frank Jastrzembski My first knowledge of General Kearny came about ten years ago, around the age of nineteen. My grandmother purchased for me a reissued copy of Ezra J. Warner’s excellent Generals in … Continue reading
Two Civil War people I’ve admired for a long time are George H. Thomas and David G. Farragut.
We’re two months away from the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge (Aug. 4-6). We’ve asked each of our speakers to share with us a story related to the topic they’ll be presenting as part of our … Continue reading
During the defense of Richmond/Peninsula Campaign of 1862, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston was wounded. General Robert E. Lee took his place as army commander to defend Richmond from McClellan’s Union Army. In your opinion, was there another Confederate general who … Continue reading
In April 1917, the United States officially entered World War I. What Civil War era tactics, innovations, and ideas were used during World War I – successfully or unsuccessfully?
In your opinion, who was the best battlefield commander at the Battle of Shiloh? Why?