Tag Archives: Ulysses S. Grant

“Unparalleled Insult and Wrong to the State”: Unionism and the Camp Jackson Affair of May 1861 (Part 2)

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome guest author Kristen M. Trout Just south of St. Louis stood the St. Louis Federal Arsenal, filled with over 38,000 rifles and muskets that the secessionists (under the name Missouri Volunteer Militia, which … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home and Schoolhouse

Today, we are please to welcome guest author Adam Curtis, a trustee with the Ulysses S. Grant Homestead Association in Georgetown, Ohio. In the spring of 1823, a short, stubborn man drove a buckboard wagon down the muddy roads of southern … Continue reading

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Writing the Wilderness and Reflecting

It’s 46° in Spotsylvania County, but the morning clouds have marched away and the blue-sky sun makes it feel more like sixty. To the west, another line of gray clouds hangs over the Blue Ridge Mountains like a haze of … Continue reading

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The Awkward Meeting of Richard Taylor, Edward Canby and Peter Osterhaus

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Michael Chick In considering the ways Americans have debated the American Civil War, its meaning and influence, one particular illustrative episode can be found in Richard Taylor’s eloquent memoir Destruction … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 9/26-10/2/16

Would you consider Vicksburg a combined campaign? How dependent was General Grant on the naval forces of Admiral David D. Porter?

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Mexican-American War 170th: Battle of Monterrey, Conclusion

This post wraps-up ECW’s 170th Anniversary coverage of the Battle of Monterrey. Click here for the other posts relating to the battle. For three days, the American and Mexican armies had fought for control of the city of Monterrey. Now, … Continue reading

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Mexican-American War 170th: Battle of Monterrey, pt. 3

The past two days of action had led to this moment. Locked in combat on Sept. 21 and 22, the Mexican and American armies in Monterrey prepared for the final day of fighting. For Zachary Taylor, his lackluster decisions had … Continue reading

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Mexican-American War 170th: Battle of Monterrey, pt. 1

On the evening of September 20, 1846, Maj. Philip Barbour of the 3rd US infantry sat overlooking the city of Monterrey and wrote in his journal. “There is quite a fire going on in the direction of the city.” Before … Continue reading

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The 47th Tennessee Infantry at Shiloh

Today we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Michael Chick In the American Civil War, Don Carlos Buell’s arrival at Shiloh with over 15,000 men, stands as the most famous reinforcement of the war. Its importance to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Lincoln’s Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24—April 8, 1865”

The historiography of the United States’ 16th president is remarkable. For over 15,000 times, Abraham Lincoln has been the center of focus for historians and students of history. With such an overwhelming amount of research, one wonders if every stone … Continue reading

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