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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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