We usually talk about THE BEST, but let’s change it up… In your opinion, who was THE WORST leader/officer during the Overland Campaign? Why?
Part 2 The trials of the Absalom McGee Family did not end in 1863 with the battle of Chancellorsville. While Frances and the children tried to put their home back together, Absalom had trailed the retreating Federal army, seeking safety … Continue reading
At the intersection of Brock Road and Catharpin Road, Todd’s Tavern deteriorating buildings marked a point between The Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The location witnessed military movements during the Civil War and actual fighting during … Continue reading
In February 2022 my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from a cavalry trooper who would not quit to loyal Unionists suddenly trapped behind enemy lines in the Lone Star State.
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Civil War soldiers oftentimes found themselves marching and fighting on the same battlefield multiple times. Veteran members of the 10th New York Infantry have a distinction of attacking the exact spot they had defended two years prior, both times as … Continue reading
In the aftermath of Cold Harbor, the armies led by Robert E. Lee and George Meade were at a strategic stalemate less than twenty miles from Richmond. The advantage though was to the Confederates. Lee still held Richmond and his … Continue reading
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Tagged Battle of Cold Harbor, Battle of Petersburg, Battle of Trevilian Station, Beauregard, Bermuda Hundred, Cyrus Comstock, George Meade, Gouverneur K. Warren, James River, Overland Campaign, Riddell's Shop, Ulysses S. Grant, William F. Smith
Part of a Series – Part I and Part II and Part III Forgotten Victories Grant wrote to Halleck on May 26 stating “Lee’s army is really whipped.” He found that Lee was unable to attack his positions at North Anna and believed … Continue reading
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Tagged Battle of Haw's Shop, Carl von Clausewitz, George Meade, Overland Campaign, Philip H. Sheridan, Robert E. Lee, Totopotomoy Creek, Ulysses S. Grant, Wade Hampton
There are certain battles which have a lot of misconceptions attached to them. Perhaps one of the most myth-shrouded battles is the 1864 Cold Harbor engagement near Richmond. Part of the Overland Campaign, it was at the tail end of … Continue reading