Tag Archives: Patrick Cleburne

Jonesborough, Georgia: The Battle that Doomed Atlanta

Like Corinth, Mississippi or Petersburg, Virginia, the town of Jonesboro, Georgia was significant to military planners and general officers for one simple fact: two or more railroads came to a junction there. Running south from Atlanta was the Macon and Western … Continue reading

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Exciting Symposium Update!

All of us at Emerging Civil War are excited to announce that C-SPAN will be filming the Saturday session of the First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. C-SPAN will be filming live to tape, meaning that they … 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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The Road to Atlanta: Another Polk

While the fighting raged at the bend of Hardee’s Salent at the Latimar House, on the south end of Hardee’s line above Mud Creek, the men of Cleburne’s Division worked to construct fortifications in the driving rain. Their work was … Continue reading

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The Road to Atlanta: The Battle of Gilgal Church

While Thomas contended with the Pine Mountain Salient, on June 15, 1864, Joe Hooker’s XX Corps was ordered forward to make a strong reconnaissance of the main Confederate line west of the Mountain. Two engagements resulted: the Battle of Gilgal … Continue reading

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From the Battle of Pickett’s Mill: The Extreme Right of the Confederate Line

A veteran of Pat Cleburne’s Division, Stan Harley of Govan’s Arkansas Brigade, recalled the Battle of Pickett’s Mill years later: “I was a member of Company C, Sixth and Seventh Arkansas Regiments (consolidated), and were in that fight from start … Continue reading

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“A Common Despair”—The Slaughter of Pickett’s Mill

The experience of combat was something many veterans wished to forget. For the Union soldiers that experienced the fighting in the Hell Hole, this would be particularly true—especially the unfortunate ones who were involved in the battle of Pickett’s Mill. … Continue reading

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The Withdrawal from Resaca

Following the battle at Resaca, Sherman and Johnston seemed to be at a stalemate. Confederates repulsed each Union attack; Federals repulsed each Confederate countermove. Sherman decided to again use what would become his trademark move—flanking—to force Johnston to abandon his … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for March 17, 2014

Who do you think was a better division commander, A.P. Hill or Patrick Cleburne?

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