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Battle of Stones River – 150th Anniversary

Today is the 150th anniversary of the sanguinary Battle of Stones River. This tragic battle occurred just north of the town of Murfreesboro, Tennessee when the Confederate Army of Tennessee, commanded by General Braxton Bragg, attacked the Federal Army of … Continue reading

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Fort Fisher State Historic Site – a photo essay

Early in the Civil War, Wilmington, North Carolina was recognized as an important port by the Confederate government. To protect the port, CSA Major Charles P. Bolles began construction of Fort Fisher in the spring of 1861. The original plans … Continue reading

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Battle of Chickamauga -148th anniversary

Today is the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga. This was the second most costly battle, in terms of casualties (34,000+ killed, wounded, missing and captured), during the American Civil War. Fought for two days in northwest Georgia, it … Continue reading

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Georgia Civil War Era Graves -a photo essay

Over the past several weeks I have found myself in Georgia for two separate trips. Besides hosting the Battle of Chickamauga, Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea, Georgia is the final resting place for many of the Confederacy’s … Continue reading

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Second Battle of Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher protected the entrance to the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. The river was the only navigable link to Wilmington, North Carolina, which was the Confederacy’s last open port during early 1865. Because of this, it became a … Continue reading

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The Battle of Chickamauga – 147th Anniversary

Today is the 147th anniversary of the second day of fighting at the Battle of Chickamauga.  Chickamauga Creek runs through the valley southeast of Lookout Mountain.  Loosely translated, the Indian name Chickamauga, translates into “River of Blood.”  From the morning … Continue reading

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Joseph E. Johnston Surrenders to William T. Sherman

On April 26, 1865 CSA General Joseph E. Johnston officially surrendered his Confederate Army of Tennessee to US Major General William T. Sherman at Durham Station, North Carolina.  This official surrender followed an armistice that was signed by Johnston on April … 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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Julius P. Garesche – US Colonel

Julius Peter Garesch was born in Cuba on April 26, 1821.  His grandfather Jean Garesch would add “du Rocher” to his name to distinguish him from his older brothers.(i)  This was a common custom in France.  His parents were Vital … Continue reading

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Braxton Bragg – CSA General

Braxton Bragg (i), full general in the Confederate Army, was born on this day, March 22, 1817.  Born in Warrenton, North Carolina, today would be his 192nd birthday. Bragg, a graduate of West Point, would fight the Seminoles, in Florida, and … Continue reading

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