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Meeting "Old Joe" on the Battlefield

The first time I met Joe Johnston on the battlefield, he was pointing dramatically at something indistinct off in the distance. He was also out of position. 504 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Lee's Curious Order at North Anna

Reading primary sources is an especially fun part of researching a book. Not only is it interesting to read other people’s mail, as a once-upon-a-time radio newscaster, I’m always on the lookout for great “soundbites”—those great lines or pieces of descriptions that really jump out as colorful or insightful or unique. 854 more words


Rebels Down Under: Part Two

We are pleased to welcome back guest author, Dwight Hughes.

Part two in a series.

Despite pro-Yankee sentiments in Melbourne, the preponderance of sympathy was for the South, echoing the feelings of many in Great Britain. 1,304 more words


Rebels Down Under

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Dwight Hughes.

Part One in a Series.

One hundred fifty years ago this month, the CSS… 1,299 more words


A new man in town

On February 7, 1865, Major General John C. Breckinridge accepted the position of Secretary of War, Confederate States of America—the fifth and final man to hold that job. 458 more words


No Bluffing the King of Spades: Digging in along Hatcher's Run

The Army of Northern Virginia had a thirty-seven mile front to defend during the early months of 1865. Its commander wanted to guarantee the earthworks protecting Richmond and Petersburg were up to his standards. 859 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Question of the Week: January 26, 2015

I’m sure I’m not the only person who got the Civil War Sesquicentennial tumbler set for Christmas. The set contains glasses with four Confederates (Davis, Lee, Jackson, and Stuart) and four Federals (Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, and McClellan).  80 more words