Tag Archives: Martin Luther Smith

A Quick Video Tour of Vicksburg

In August 2021, I had the chance to visit Vicksburg National Military Park and took the opportunity to shoot some video footage while I was out and about. It’s not a comprehensive tour–parts of the park were closed and I … Continue reading

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Robert E. Lee and John B. Hood: A Complicated Relationship

Robert E. Lee didn’t want John Bell Hood promoted to command a Confederate army, but once Hood had been, Lee didn’t want him to fail. Possible evidence hinges on a little-known command decision made by Lee and the War Department … Continue reading

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Lee’s Overland Engineer: Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith

History buffs can only name a handful of personalities from the Civil War that seem present at many important events. One man that finds himself involved in widespread actions is Confederate engineer Martin Luther Smith. Smith played a crucial role … Continue reading

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