Tag Archives: Macon

Cryptic Entries: The Puzzling Diary of Captain Edmund O’Brien

Braxton Bragg’s army was in desperate straits. Defeated and demoralized from their stunning defeat atop Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863, the Confederates trudged southward, anxious get their artillery, supply wagons, and troops through a gap in the mountains at … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Civil War Battles of Macon

The Civil War Battles of Macon By Niels Eichhorn History Press, 2021, $21.99 paperback Reviewed by Stephen Davis In this work of astonishing mediocrity, Niels Eichhorn sets out to explain the handful of small engagements fought during the war near … Continue reading

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Philip Cook

“Tales From the Tombstone“ On one website chronicling the history of Georgia, the opening sentence to the biography of Brigadier General Philip Cook read simply: “Perhaps the most remarkable feat of this Madison County lawyer was his rise in the … Continue reading

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“The 18th Connecticut was now the only regiment left on the field” Second Lieutenant Asahel George Scranton

ECW welcomes guest author Steven Stabler The Battle of Second Winchester fought June 13-15, 1863 saw Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell’s 12,500 Confederates face off against Major General Robert H. Milroy’s force of 7,000 Union troops tasked with defending the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865”

nLet me say right up front that The War Outside My Window is NOT the feel-good book of 2018. In fact, it is just the opposite. The war is lost, the boy dies, and animals are harmed in the passing … Continue reading

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