Tag Archives: Perryville

The Great Naval Leaders

On May 10 I lectured about the Battle of Midway to Old Dominion University’s Institute of Learning in Retirement. Over the course of a wonderful discussion, I assessed one of the U.S. commanders, Raymond Spruance, as “one of the greatest … Continue reading

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Seward’s Folly at 150

150 years ago yesterday, the United States concluded the treaty transferring Alaska from Russia to the United States. On April 9 (the second anniversary of Appomattox), the Senate ratified the deal.

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A Review of Liddell’s Record

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Michael Chick Some of my favorite works of history and literature are military memoirs. Every few months I read some of the classics: Storm of Steel, Sagittarius Rising, A Rumor … Continue reading

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Day Four: Corinth

Part ten in a series “What is it you like about Corinth?” I ask Dan. We’re stopping at the little Mississippi town in the northeast corner of the state so Dan can get some pictures. He’s been at work on … Continue reading

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The Last to Fall

When Brigadier General Robert Charles Tyler fell near the palisade entrance to the fort bearing his name, he would go down in history as the last Confederate General to die in combat during the American Civil War. Tyler was also … Continue reading

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Little Phil Takes Command

At a simple rail stop outside Frederick, Maryland the two commanders shook hands as the train prepared to depart. After a brief meeting, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, the General-in-Chief of the United States Armies, handed written orders to his … Continue reading

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Georgia Professor Falls in the Battle of Perryville

Today we welcome guest author Stuart W. Sanders. Stuart is the former executive director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association. He is the author of three books, including Perryville Under Fire: The Aftermath of Kentucky’s Largest Civil War Battle and … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem!—Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site

Day One in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown The largest and bloodiest battle ever fought in Kentucky occurred October 8, 1862, as Major Genera Don Carlos Buell’s U.S. Army of the Ohio fought elements of General Braxton … Continue reading

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Eastern Theater versus Western Theater: Where the Civil War Was Won and Lost: Part Three

Part three in a series. This series was put together from one of my extended graduate school research papers. The sources used were the current research between 2007-2008, obviously the historiography of the Civil War expands on a monthly basis, … Continue reading

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Perryville

Perryville, Kentucky August 12, 2012

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