Tag Archives: The Battle of the Wilderness

In Defense of Sheridan

Emerging Civil War welcomes back Nathan Provost. General Philip Sheridan was a hard man of war. He was egotistical and bold, and his personality traits negatively struck many officers, and later historians. In the last twenty years, Sheridan’s legacy has … Continue reading

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Weekly Whitman: Ashes of Soldiers

Whitman included this in his “Songs of Parting” collection. It was originally published in Drum-Taps in 1865 and can be found in earlier prose forms in an assortment of places. He did not only write about Union soldiers, although he … Continue reading

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Toward the Pamunkey

By the latter part of May, 1864,  Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen. Robert E. Lee had fought each other to a standstill. After engagements in the Wilderness and at Spotsylvania Court House, the two men now faced each other … Continue reading

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