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October 3 -This Day in the Civil War

1862 (Friday) The Battle of Corinth, Mississippi starts. Often called the Second Battle of Corinth, this battle would continue for two days as US Major General William S. Rosecrans’ Army of the Mississippi fought CSA Major General Earl Van Dorn’s … Continue reading

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The 2d Iowa Infantry and the Battle of Fort Donelson

After sitting on my bookshelf for more than a year, I finally have found time to read Steven E. Woodworth’s exceptional book on the Army of the Tennessee, “Nothing But Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865.”  This book is … Continue reading

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Shiloh National Military Park – a photo essay

Today marks the 148th anniversary of the second day of fighting at the Battle of Shiloh.  On April 6, 1862, CSA General Albert Sidney Johnston’s Army of Mississippi launched a surprise dawn attack on US Major General Ulysses S. Grant’s … Continue reading

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The Siege of Corinth – A Visit and Photo Essay on Corinth, Mississippi

The Siege of Corinth After the Battle of Shiloh, April 6–7, 1862, US Major General Henry W. Halleck arrived at Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, to take command of the Federal forces: Army of the Tennessee and Army of the Ohio.  US … Continue reading

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The Battle of Stones River

The Battle of Stones River was fought from December 31, 1862 through January 2, 1863.  Fought in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the battle is often overlooked by Civil War students.  However, this sanguinary battle was a resounding Federal victory, pushing the Confederate … Continue reading

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Battle of Belmont – U.S. Grant Shows His Potential

The Battle of Belmont, Missouri is an often overlooked battle.  While the number of casualties were modest, compared to subsequent battles in the western theater, it was newly commissioned Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant’s first battle as an independent commander.  … Continue reading

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Interview with Earl J. Hess, Author of In The Trenches at Petersburg

I have been a fan of Earl Hess’ books since reading “Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign of the West,” co-written with William L. Shea, and released in 1997.  I read his other books on field fortifications, “Field Armies and Fortifications,” and “Trench Warfare Under … Continue reading

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The Father of Waters Again Goes Unvexed to the Sea

July 4, 2009 – the 233d anniversary of the founding of the United States of America.  Today is a day for picnics, baseball, apple pie, music and fireworks.  We enjoy living in the greatest republic in the world.  No matter … Continue reading

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Interview with Sally Jenkins & John Stauffer co-authors of “The State of Jones”

I recently read a very interesting new book, “The State of Jones,” by Sally Jenkins, and John Stauffer.  Due to be released by Doubleday on June 23, 2009, this book details Southern Unionism in the state of Mississippi, during the … Continue reading

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17th Indiana Infantry Regiment

The 17th Indiana Infantry regiment was organized in Indianapolis, Indiana during May, 1861.(i)  Officially mustered into Federal service on June 12, 1861, they were part of Indiana’s quota for Abraham Lincoln’s call for 75,000 state militia volunteers.  US Colonel Milo … Continue reading

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