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Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara

Gods and Generals is a 1996 novel which serves as a prequel to his father Michael Shaara’s 1974 Pulitzer Prize-winning work about the Battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. 441 more words

Civil War

Question: Was this man incompetent?

No, seriously.  How would you describe Ambrose Burnside’s generalship?

What words would you chose to describe him?

Where I’m going with this – what is at the heart of the “ratings” we often give to a general and his performance?   44 more words

American Civil War

Indiana: Union County

Union County (pop. 7,516) is east of Fayette County, on the border with Ohio.

Union County is Indiana’s third-smallest county in square miles and second-smallest county in population – although its population has increased in every decade since 1930. 131 more words


Recruiting a Regiment: Thomas G. Stevenson and the 24th Massachusetts

As one of the ranking officers with the New England Guard, a prewar militia group based in Boston, Thomas Greeley Stevenson felt primed for leadership when the Civil War broke out. 740 more words


Book Review: "Seizing Destiny: The Army of the Potomac’s 'Valley Forge' and the Civil War Winter that Saved the Union".

After the Federal disaster at Fredericksburg in December, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln moaned, “If there is a place worse than hell, I am in it.” The Union war effort, at least in the east, had been met repeatedly with setbacks, and the latest defeat came at a time when Lincoln hoped to drive home his ultimatum with the upcoming Emancipation Proclamation. 543 more words

Books & Authors

Dorothy E. Kelly: The Civil War in Blount County

By Dorothy E. Kelly, Knoxville Civil War Roundtable

Copyright 1998 by Dorothy E. Kelly. All rights reserved.

The Civil War brought division, dissension and hardship to Blount County, but no major battles. 1,119 more words


The Rebirth of the Army of the Potomac (part one)

Part one of a series.


“By direction of the President of the United States, the commanding general this day transfers the command of this army to Maj. 1,626 more words