Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Sean Chick Butler, Banks, Sigel, McClernand. These are just the most infamous of the “political generals” of the American Civil War. 30 more words
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September 8, 1863 – A Federal army-navy expedition to the Texas-Louisiana border met with embarrassing defeat by less than 50 Confederates defending Sabine Pass.
With Louisiana under Federal occupation, the Lincoln administration sought a military expansion into eastern Texas. 1,066 more words
August 9, 1862 – General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederates attacked Federals threatening the Confederate capital from northern Virginia.
In early August, Confederate General Robert E. Lee learned that Federal troops were being transferred to reinforce Major General John Pope’s Army of Virginia. 1,104 more words
Pundits have been trying for weeks to explain why Donald Trump has continued to lead Republican polls, drawing massive crowds and attracting a media circus, despite stepping in it… 934 more words