Tag Archives: Robert H. Chilton

Who Lost The “Lost Order”?

ECW welcomes back guest author Lloyd W. Klein General Robert E. Lee issued Special Order #191 on September 9, 1862. The order directed his corps commanders’ movements for the start of the Maryland Campaign. Soldiers of the Union army found … 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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“General Magruder, why did you attack?”

Today, we’re pleased to welcome guest author Doug Crenshaw. Doug, a volunteer with Richmond National Battlefield, is at work on books for the Emerging Civil War Series about the Peninsula Campaign and the Seven Days’ Battles. On July 1, 1862, … Continue reading

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