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The Question of Hood and the Army of Tennessee: “Far Better” or “Far Better?”

“Punctuation acts as signposts to help your reader understand how to read your writing,” I tell my students. Many of the first-year writers I teach are still coming to grips with just how important good punctuation is—and how subtle and … Continue reading

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WHM Profile: Krista Castillo

by ECW Correspondent Emily Losito Ever since Krista Castillo was young, she knew she wanted to be involved with history. “I’ve always had this list of life goals that I wrote right before I graduated high school. One of the … Continue reading

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The 47th Tennessee Infantry at Shiloh

Today we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Michael Chick In the American Civil War, Don Carlos Buell’s arrival at Shiloh with over 15,000 men, stands as the most famous reinforcement of the war. Its importance to the … Continue reading

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Happy 200th, General Thomas

200 years ago this weekend George H. Thomas was born in Southampton County, Virginia. The link below is an appreciation of Thomas I did in 2014. https://emergingcivilwar.com/2014/12/18/pap-thomas-to-the-sledge-of-nashville/  

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The Other Confederate War Criminal – Champ Ferguson

150 years ago last week, on October 20, 1865, Champ Ferguson was hanged in Nashville. He and Andersonville’s commandant, Henry Wirz, were the only Confederates tried and executed for war crimes after the Civil War. I wrote about one of … Continue reading

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Hood Remembered

The sesquicentennial of the Confederates’ ill-fated Franklin-Nashville campaign is kicking off as John Bell Hood moves his army north into Tennessee. Hood’s intent was to drawn William T. Sherman’s armies after him; instead, Sherman plunged into Georgia, leaving the problem … Continue reading

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Hood on Hood—Part III

The third part of a four-part series. Today we welcome back guest author Stephen “Sam” Hood. Sam is the author of John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General. *   *   * Regarding the Spring Hill … Continue reading

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Chickamauga: The Shot that Doomed the Confederacy?

On the afternoon of September 20, Maj. Gen. John Bell Hood went down with a gunshot wound to the leg while rallying his troops. Let me throw out something that will be intentionally provocative: Was the shot that took out … Continue reading

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