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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
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
In your opinion…in the western theater, what was the most Confederate raid into Northern states or territories? Why?
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
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…
Who is your favorite commander that fought in both eastern and western theaters of the Civil War? Why?
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
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?
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.