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Battle of Kennesaw Mountain – 148th Anniversary

Today marks the 148th anniversary of the sanguinary Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Part of the 1864 Atlanta Campaign, the fight at Kennesaw Mountain was forced on US Major General William T. Sherman as he continually pushed the Confederate Army of … Continue reading

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U.S. Colonel Ezra A. Carman (Soldier Profile series)

Ezra Ayers Carman, U.S. Colonel Birth Date: February 27, 1834 Birth Place: Oak Tree, Middlesex County, New Jersey Date of Death: December 25, 1909 Location of Death: Washington City, District of Columbia Education: Kentucky Military Institute and University of Nashville … 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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George E. Pickett, CSA Major General (Soldier Profile Series)

George E. Pickett, CSA Major General Birth Date: January 16, 1825(i) Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia Date of Death: July 30, 1875 Location of Death: Norfolk, Virginia Education: U.S. Military Academy at West Point – Class of 1846 Military Experience: Mexican … Continue reading

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Battle of Franklin – 146th Anniversary

Today is the 146th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. After the fall of Atlanta, on September 2, 1864, CSA Lieutenant General John Bell Hood pushed his Army of Tennessee northwest into Alabama. His plans were to push into southern … 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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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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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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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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5th New York Infantry – Duryée Zouaves

The 5th New York Infantry regiment, also known as Duryée’s Zouaves was organized in New York City after President Abraham Lincoln’s call for the states to send 75,000 state militiamen “in order to suppress said combinations, and to cause the laws to … Continue reading

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