Tag Archives: Spring Hill

Fallen Leaders: Earl Van Dorn’s Final Obscurity

As charismatic as Earl Van Dorn was in life, as a man people flocked to, as someone who personified that old expression “Men wanted to be him, and women wanted to be with him,” his afterlife seems to be a … Continue reading

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Earl Van Dorn at Spring Hill

I’ve had this photo sitting in the hopper for months, and then of course, I missed the date. The swell of end-of-the-semester grading has had me underwater for days—my apologies! This is the house in Spring Hill, Tennessee, where Earl … Continue reading

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James Wilson and the Battle of Nashville, Part I

The weather was gradually changing, perhaps for the better. For several days, the Union troopers had been pelted with snow and sleet. It had been so harsh that only the woodcutters had been out in the precipitation. With a thaw … 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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