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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

Campaigns

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

Personalities

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

Leadership--Confederate

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

Memory

"What If Jackson had Survived His Wounding?"

I get the question all the time: “What if Stonewall Jackson hadn’t been shot?”

When people ask that question, what they really want to know is “What would he have done at Gettysburg?” My answer is always “He would have never made it to Gettysburg.” (You can see an in-depth answer… 635 more words

Personalities