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Forging a State: The Western Virginia Campaign of July 1861, Part III

So far, George McClellan’s plan was working.  Robert Garnett remained transfixed by Thomas Morris, convinced that was the main force.  Besides, Garnett felt that he did not have to worry for the 1,300-man force south of him at Rich Mountain.  … Continue reading

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Forging a State: The Western Virginia Campaign of July 1861–Part I

The 1861 Western Virginia Campaigns are a fascinating but vastly overlooked piece of Civil War campaign history.  Like many battles fought in that first year, they pale in size when stood up next to Antietam, Gettysburg, or Vicksburg.  The battles … Continue reading

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In Combat

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Jim Taub Ready! When you first begin seriously studying the Civil War, you quickly learn that the tactics employed in the Civil War, particularly by the infantry (foot soldiers), were profoundly … Continue reading

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Staff Work 101

George Patton famously said that “an army is a team.” Often, this statement is taken in terms of commanders and units working together, but there is another essential element that makes an army (or any headquarters) work: the command staff.

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The Myth of the “Cracker Line”: Part One

We are excited to welcome guest author Frank Varney. Frank is the author of General Grant and the Rewriting of History: How the Destruction of General William S. Rosecrans Influenced Our Understanding of the Civil War. Part one in a … Continue reading

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A Hard-Earned Victory

Today we welcome back guest author Gordy Morgan. Gordy hails from the Youngstown, Ohio area. He is a life-long history buff who became intensely interested in the Civil War during the Glory/Ken Burns The Civil War era. He is editor … Continue reading

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More than Mountains Separated Them

Today we welcome guest author Gordy Morgan. Gordy hails from the Youngstown, Ohio area. Gordy Morgan is a life-long history buff who became intensely interested in the Civil War during the Glory/Ken Burns The Civil War era. He is editor … Continue reading

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Review: General Grant and the Rewriting of History

One of Ulysses S. Grant’s greatest strokes of genius was to title his book The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. The label “memoir” gave him tremendous latitude to present his story as he remembered it and wanted it told. … Continue reading

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Rosecrans Out; Grant In

by Lee White One-hundred and fifty years ago, on October 16, 1863, the war changed. A good general who made one mistake lost his career and another ascended to great prominence. 

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Stones in the Road: Phil Sheridan and the Shadow of Chickamauga

Part three in a series. During the American Civil War, or any armed conflict for that matter, the action or inaction of a high ranking officer often spawned controversy. Some of the more popular examples we can point to today … Continue reading

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