Category Archives: Battlefield Wanderings

148th Anniversary of the conclusion of fighting at Gettysburg

Today is the 148th anniversary of the third day of fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. This battle was destined to become the epic battle in a war of epic battles: Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Stones River, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold … Continue reading

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Touring Guides by Clint Johnson -book reviews

A few weeks ago I received a package from John F. Blair Publisher -a publishing house for a wide range of subjects based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In this package were two recently released second edition tour guides: Touring Virginia’s … Continue reading

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Gettysburg National Military Park – a short photo essay

I was recently in south central Pennsylvania for a business trip. During this trip I took a vacation day and visited Gettysburg National Military Park. Having been there many times over the past several years, I visited several spots which … Continue reading

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Battle of Picacho Pass -a photo essay

The Battle of Picacho Pass was not a battle by Civil War standards. It was not even a heavy skirmish action. It could probably best be described as the Affair at Picacho Pass. It is most commonly known as being … Continue reading

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Battle of Franklin – a short photo essay

My regular readers know that the Battle of Franklin is one of my favorites to study. Over the years the battle has begun to resonate with other Civil War students and its popularity has grown. The History Channel’s Civil War … Continue reading

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Spring Hill Battlefield – A Short Photo Essay

On November 29, 1864, CSA Lieutenant General John Bell Hood’s Army of Tennessee attempted to block US Major General John M. Schofield’s retreat route to Nashville. His goal was to place his army across the Franklin-Columbia Turnpike at Spring Hill, … Continue reading

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Battlefield Wanderings, Part 2 – Northwest Arkansas

This is the final installment of my report of the trip Eric J. Wittenberg and I took to the Trans-Mississippi Theater in July 2010.  These photos are from our excursion into northwest Arkansas on July 17, 2010.  On this unusually … Continue reading

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Battlefield Wanderings, Part 1 – Wilson’s Creek

Friend, and author, Eric Wittenberg and I are in the midst of a Trans-Mississippi battlefield excursion this weekend.  Today we drove from Saint Louis to Springfield, Missouri.  We were able to spend three interesting hours on the Wilson’s Creek National … Continue reading

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Battle of Lynchburg – Photo Essay

In the summer of 1864 the upper Shenandoah Valley was a hotbed of military activity.  After US Major General Franz Sigel’s Federal army was badly mauled at the Battle of New Market, on May 15, Ulysses S. Grant would remove … Continue reading

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Lexington, Virginia – Photo Essay

I had the opportunity to visit Lexington, Virginia in May 2010.  Lexington is a beautiful town located in the upper (southern) Shenandoah Valley.  Home of Washington and Lee University, Lee Chapel, Lieutenant General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson‘s home and the … Continue reading

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