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1860's Politics: The Ohio Election that “Saved the Union”

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome guest author David T. Dixon

The current presidential contest reminds us that politics is indeed a blood sport. Those expressing regret that negative campaign ads and nasty election rhetoric are unfortunate indicators of a post-modern loss of civility need to examine history. 1,813 more words

Emerging Civil War

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

Military History Book Reviews

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

Indiana

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

Personalities

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

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