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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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Bennett Place -a photo essay

I visited the historic Bennett Place, in Durham, North Carolina, this past July. Run by the state of North Carolina, it is a historic site that you need to visit if you are in the area. I was fortunate to … Continue reading

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Washington DC – A city of monuments

This past week I had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours in Washington, D.C. While my favorite place in the area is Arlington National Cemetery, the city proper has plenty to offer. With the limited amount of time … 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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A Visit to Post Cemetery at West Point -Photo Essay

The United States Military Academy at West Point is steeped in tradition.  Originally established as headquarters for General George Washington in 1779 it was quickly recognized as a strategic position for the Colonial Army as it provided a commanding view … 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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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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2009 In Review – The Top 10 Articles on This Mighty Scourge

Happy 2010!  We have much to look forward to in the coming year.  But let us take a quick look at what happened in 2009.  According to Time magazine, the Top 10 ten news stories of 2009 were: 10. The … Continue reading

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