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Deutschen und Der Sezessionskrieg (Germans and the Civil War)

For Germans, Prussians in particular, the American Civil War presented a great teaching school in the art of mid-nineteenth century warfare. Heros von Borcke comes quickly to mind, but years afterward Der Sezessionskrieg continued to fascinate German miliary theorists. In … Continue reading

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The Seniormost Deaths

Today in 1862, Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston was mortally wounded at the head of his troops during the Battle of Shiloh (or Pittsburg Landing). A plaque on the battlefield, placed by the War Department shortly after the park’s founding, … Continue reading

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The Trust’s Teacher Institute: The American Way of War

As a precursor for the rest of the conference, where we’ll be spending so much time talking about two different wars, Kris White kicked off the American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute with an overview of “The American Way of War.” … Continue reading

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Civil War Echoes: General Patton

Today in 1945 General George S. Patton Jr. breathed his last in a hospital in Heidelberg, Germany. Three days later he was buried in the American Military Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg, where he rests today. General Patton is today one … Continue reading

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