Tag Archives: William T. Sherman

Saving History Saturday: Rocky Face Ridge Park Grand Opening

After 25 years of planning, fundraising, and work, Whitfield County, Georgia will have the grand opening of Rocky Face Ridge Park on Monday, July 25th at 4:30 p. m.. The park, open since spring 2021 is a 1000-acre conservation park. … Continue reading

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(Even More) Views of the Limited Destruction of Atlanta

We’ve been exploring newly acquired photos from the Georgia Historical Society’s collection this spring. They come from a series that illustrate “views of Sherman’s limited destruction of Atlanta.” Executive Director Todd Groce and Nate Pedersen, manager of the archival and … Continue reading

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More (Limited) Destruction of Atlanta

Last month, the Georgia Historical Society kindly shared with us a photo from their collection that illustrated the limits of the destruction Gen. William T. Sherman visited upon Atlanta. (See it here.) Today, we’re pleased to feature a companion image … Continue reading

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The (Limited) Destruction of Atlanta

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome W. Todd Groce, Ph.D., president and C.E.O. of the Georgia Historical Society, based in Savannah. Todd was kind enough to share with us a little treasure from the GHS’s incredible collection. This morning … Continue reading

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Scenes from Rocky Face Ridge

I had the remarkable opportunity today to visit the crest of Rocky Face Ridge just outside Dalton, Georgia. My visit came as part of a video swing by the American Battlefield Trust with Garry Adelman and Kris White, and our … Continue reading

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February 2022 Maine at War posts

In February 2022 my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from a cavalry trooper who would not quit to loyal Unionists suddenly trapped behind enemy lines in the Lone Star State. 

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Missed Opportunity? The Confederates’ Lost Chance at Chattanooga

ECW welcomes back guest author Patrick Kelly-Fischer In September 1863, the Confederates executed one of the largest troop maneuvers of the entire war, setting themselves up to potentially destroy a major Union field army. They shifted Lieutenant General James Longstreet … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Man of Fire

Man of Fire: William Tecumseh Sherman in the Civil War is expected out in Spring 2022. Finding Sherman in a Ford  I, of course, never met William Tecumseh Sherman – and yet I know him. This feeling is borne of … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: All Hell Can’t Stop Them

Very early in the writing process for the book that became Battle Above the Clouds, the publisher, the editor, and myself all decided that instead of trying to encompass all of the fighting for Chattanooga into one ECW Series volume, … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Battle Above the Clouds

Writing Battle above the Clouds To date, I have written eleven books, co-authored one (Tullahoma) and contributed essays to two more. Most of that writing has been published by Savas Beatie, though I have also worked with Southern Illinois University … Continue reading

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