Tag Archives: Manning F. Force

The Unending War for Ten Union Generals

In a blog post published last July about Brigadier General Thomas W. Egan, I stressed how countless disabled Civil War veterans endured decades of chronic pain and emotional distress long after the guns of the Civil War fell silent. In … Continue reading

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“I want the American flag!”—Manning Force and the Battle of Atlanta

Conclusion of a two-part series After their hard fight the previous day, the men of Manning Force’s brigade still had a lot of work to do when they awoke on Friday, July 22. They had slept amongst the casualties from … Continue reading

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“Did great honor to themselves and the cause for which they fought”—Manning Force and the fight for Bald Hill

Part one of a two-part series Resaca, Pickett’s Mill, Kolb’s Farm, Dallas, Kennesaw Mountain—a road of bloody encounters that all led to here. Numerous battles that paved the way to the Gateway to the South: Atlanta. With its convergence of … Continue reading

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