Tag Archives: Western theater

The Civil War and General Jim Mattis: Political-military relationship “trust up and down the chain” (Part 2)

In Call Sign Chaos, Jim Mattis stresses “trust up and down the chain must be the coin of the realm.”   Official military doctrine supports this observation.  A U.S. Army publication notes that command is “not a one-way, top-down process that … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 140 Acres at Pea Ridge National Park

There’s good news on the preservation front in Arkansas! Conservation groups have acquired 140 acres of a historic farm which borders Pea Ridge National Military Park and plans are in progress to transfer the land to NPS as soon as … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 9/9-9/15/19

In your opinion…in the western theater, what was the most Confederate raid into Northern states or territories? Why?

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: East vs. West

During his session yesterday discussing the eastern theater versus the western theater, Kris White took a few minutes to define the theaters of war. The eastern theater included Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. “It was essentially concentrated in a 200-mile corridor … Continue reading

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My Bridge: Moving Beyond Virginia

No, it’s not literally my bridge, but this structure – which I’ve yet to see on location – has become a symbol and inspiration. I’ll try to explain…

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Question of the Week: 3/18-3/24/19

Who is your favorite commander that fought in both eastern and western theaters of the Civil War? Why?

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Podcast Additional Resources: “Forgotten? The Tullahoma Campaign”

Let’s giveaway some information and links for the additional resources related to our newest podcast! (Yeah, we know the additional resources usually appear on the blog on the following week after the new podcast’s release, but as we checked the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 12/17-12/23/18

We’ve been talking about the Battle of Fredericksburg a lot recently…so let’s give the Western Theater and campaigns in the deep South some attention. In your opinion, which winter battle/campaign in those regions was most important? Why?

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ECW5: Dan Davis

If I had to choose one memory (although there are a bunch I could have gone with) it is the Western Tour that Chris Mackowski and I did last May/June.

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Editing the Civil War in the Heartland

Since becoming co-editor of his own Civil War book series, Charles “Chuck” Grear seems like a kid in an 1860s-era candy store. Except, of course, Grear is 39 and it’s books, not candy, that has him so delighted. There are … Continue reading

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