Category Archives: Battlefield Wanderings

The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

One hundred forty-six years ago today, US Major General William T. Sherman attacked CSA General Joseph E. Johnston’s well entrenched Army of Tennessee at Kennesaw Mountain.  This battle came after a long string of flanking maneuvers by Sherman, all aimed … Continue reading

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Civil War Rifles and Muskets – a photo essay

I visited the Chickamauga National Military Park in March 2010.  The visitor’s center has one of the best gun collections that can be found anywhere.  The Fuller Gun Collection was donated to the Chickamauga National Military Park in 1954. Claud … 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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Gettysburg National Military Park – A Study In Contrasts

Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to have business in New Jersey.  This provided all the incentive necessary for me to take a day off of work to visit Gettysburg.  Less than two hours from Philadelphia, Gettysburg is easy to visit.  It amazes … Continue reading

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Andersonville Prison – A Photo Essay and History

Recently I visited Andersonville National Historic Site.  I was fortunate that I had a business meeting in Columbus, Georgia and could take a slight detour to Andersonville on my return to Atlanta.  One of the reasons the Confederate government chose … Continue reading

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Kentucky Battlefield Wanderings

This past week I was in Louisville for work. After meetings on Wednesday and Thursday, I had the opportunity to visit two wonderful battlefields: Mill Springs (also called Logan’s Crossroads and Fishing Creek) on Thursday, and Perryville on Friday. I … Continue reading

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Captain David Acheson – Co. C 140th Pennsylvania

David Acheson was born in Washington, Pennsylvania on January 10, 1841.  He was the third of nine children born to Alexander and Jane Acheson (Wishart).  With the outbreak of the Civil War, the Acheson boys began enlisting in the army.  … Continue reading

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A Short Visit to Fort Moultrie

Earlier this week, I was on the road – as usual.  I had a business meeting in Columbia, South Carolina.  When I checked flights, it was significantly less expensive to fly into Charleston.  Obviously this gave me a great opportunity … Continue reading

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Test Drive: The Complete Gettysburg Guide by J. David Petruzzi

Earlier this week, I was in Gettysburg.  As my frequent readers may recall, I reviewed J. David Petruzzi’s newest book, “The Complete Gettysburg Guide,” on June 1. (click here for the review and an interview with JD)  Deciding that any good … Continue reading

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Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Visit – June 17, 2009

Today, I had the opportunity to visit Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.  We vacation in southwest Missouri every June, so I consider this my “home” battlefield.  I truly enjoy traipsing around this battlefield, as it is so well preserved.  While it … Continue reading

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