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What’s your favorite regiment that fought in the Western Theater? And did they fight there exclusively or transfer?
For Missouri Volunteer Militiaman and U.S. Army veteran John S. Bowen, it was a tumultuous early summer of 1861. On May 10, he and approximately 600 Missouri militia had been captured by Capt. Nathaniel Lyon’s Federal troops in St. Louis … Continue reading
For our readers in the Western Theater or those traveling to the region for Memorial Day Weekend, check out the special events at the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The events will be highlighting themes of … Continue reading
There’s a new, free podcast episode. Learn about mapping the battlefields of the Civil War’s western theater with cartographer Steve Stanley, historian Kris White, and the American Battlefield Trust! Listen for free through this link for ECW’s Patreon.
Albert Sidney Johnston and Joseph E. Johnston were both sent to command the Confederacy’s western theatre. ECW historians Greg Mertz, Angela Riotto, and Kris White join host Chris Mackowski to talk about the very different circumstances the Johnstons faced. Listen … Continue reading
The mere typing of this blog post title fills me with dread and nervous anticipation. As an historian who does biography, I focus on the life story of my central character— how she developed her social and political beliefs, changed … Continue reading
(Editor’s Note: The ECW YouTube page will feature videos from Phill’s trip over the next few weeks, kicked off by this discussion, which is also available as an ECW Podcast.) Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a few battlefields … Continue reading
Join Phill Greenwalt as he recounts a recent trip through the battlefields of the Western Theater. His adventures and historical notes are available in the newest free podcast on Emerging Civil War Patreon account. Just click the link and you’ll … Continue reading
Since it was an eastern theater question last week, let’s head west… What do you think was the most decisive event in the western theater of the Civil War?
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