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Was the fight for Culps hill less important then Little Round Top as history suggests?
... but unsupported fell back. Later thousands of Union troops would use this road into the Gettysburg fight. On the Federal left, confederates would never make it to the Taneytown road ...
by Mike D.
Did the soldiers in the Civil War have a choice to fight.?
Did the soldiers in the Civil War have a choice to fight.?
by Guest
When men signed up to fight in the civil war, what informati...
When men signed up to fight in the civil war, what information did they have to give about themselves - beside age, name, residence? How did some under-age boys get in? Did they have to show proof ...
by Guest
Why did rural farm boys fight in the ACW?
So I was kind of thinking of this the other day when I wrote my little blog called Cold Ground. I got wondering if the average farm boy from Medina Ohio or Rustburg Virginia (I have lived both ...
by Ron S.
When a man joined the fight (for either side) where did he sign up? In othe...
When a man joined the fight (for either side) where did he sign up? In other words, can you assume if someone was listed as "Pvt. Co. C Reg 33, Iowa Inf." that they lived in Iowa when they signed ...
by LisserLou
Which woman disguise herself as Frank Thompson in order to fight alongside the male soldiers?
She was successful at selling books that he used this male name to enlist in the army. She often disguise herself also as an Irish peddler.
by Marra M
What battles did the "Stonewall Brigade" fight in?
What battles did the "Stonewall Brigade" fight in?
by boondocks1995
What woman fight as Albert Cashier who continued to live as man even after the war?
Her identity as female was not discovered until a couple of years before her death.
by Marra M
If you don't want to fight the American Civil War is there an option?
Let somebody take your place to fight for what amount? At this time it was not considered much but, back then it was a huge amount of money.
by Marra M
Cheng and Eng Bunker were drafted to fight but were unable to do so for wha...
Cheng and Eng Bunker were drafted to fight but were unable to do so for what reason?
by Vale
Do we have an oligarchy? Your thoughts on Why we fight by Dwight David Eis...
Do we have an oligarchy? Your thoughts on Why we fight by Dwight David Eisenhower ?
by Guest
Great Snowball Fight of 1864
Great Snowball Fight of 1864: Dalton,GA From: Stonewall of the West Patrick Cleburne and the Civil War Occasionaly the unpredictable March weather broke routine of camp life and interrupted the ...
by Taylor
What mad people fight against each other during the civil wa...
What mad people fight against each other during the civil war?
by Guest
Newton Knight: Hero Of Jones County or Outlaw?
... iting for me to recently discover. A farmer and eventually Confederate soldier, Newt led a group of fighters in an attempt to secede from the Confederacy, and he later went on to create the first ...
by Taylor
Smoothbore vs Rifled Muskets...Did They Really Make That Much Difference?
Introduction Ajhall issued the challenge, to prove whether or not the rifled musket really made that much difference in warfare, the conventional wisdom being that the greater accuracy of the ...
by fstroupe
Nathan B. Forrest: A Man Without Rest
I watched in horror when 4 days before Christmas, the statue of Nathan B. Forrest was pulled to the ground in Memphis, Tennessee, to cheering crowds. Jefferson Davis’ statue in New Orleans ...
by Taylor
Rich Man's War: Poor Man's Bounty Jumping
... The origin of the “bounty jumpers” and what these men managed to accomplish during the fighting years of the American Civil War, support the notion that it was indeed a “rich ...
by Taylor
The Real William Pinkney Inman Of Cold Mountain
He was born in 1840. The sixth of eight children (6 boys 2 girls), born to Joshua and Mary Smith Inman in the Bethel Community of Haywood County, NC. Only two of their six sons would survive the ...
by EastTennessee1948
African Heritage and Southern Hearts : "Free Persons Of Color" and Faithful Servants With The ...
J.W. Comer achieved the rank of 1st Sergeant and was stationed in Mobile and Pollard until 1864. Comer joined the Alabama 27th Infantry Regiment as a Lieutenant in 1864 and followed them to ...
by EastTennessee1948
Different ethnicities that fought in the American Civil War
Cherokee Confederates reunion in New Orleans, 1903 Vale wrote: I was wondering if anyone could tell me about the different ethnicities (Jewish, African American, Native American, Italian, ...
by fstroupe
Battle of the Cedars, the Third & General Forrest's Last Battle of Murfreesboro 1864
... n freeze & thaw like a whipsaw. No sane person would go camping at that time of year, let alone fight a campaign. The vehicles of the living history volunteers parked in a pasture during the ...
by Rhea Cole
General George McClellan's Fatal Flaw: Cowardice
Coward: noun 1. a person who lacks courage in facing danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc.; a timid or easily intimidated person. from Dictionary.com a person who is contemptibly lacking ...
by Ajhall
Confederate Guerrilla Marcellus Jerome Clarke: Alias "Sue Mundy"
Sue Mundy was a fictional female Confederate guerrilla character. "She" was created by George D. Prentice, the controversial anti-Catholic, anti-emigrant editor of the Louisville Journal, (now the ...
by EastTennessee1948
Abner Small's Stylistic Tour de Force Part 1
Abner Small's Haunting Memoir: A Stylistic Tour de Force Author's note: Please take the following for what it's worth. I am not an English professor. My education in college English began and ...
by Ajhall
A Hard man to kill. Architect and Artilleriest R. Snowden Andrews
Born in Washington D.C. on Oct. 29th, 1830. Richard Snowden Andrews was son of Irish immigrant Timothy Patrick Andrews. Timothy Andrews was born in Ireland in 1794, and Immigrated to America with ...
by Mike D.
The Civil War's Version Of Bonnie And Clyde : Keith and Malinda Blaylock Union Partisans or Yankee ...
It all depended on the side one was on ! William McKesson "Keith" Blaylock and Sarah Malinda Pritchard were born in the mid-late 1830's in the shadow of Grandfather Mountain in western NC. ...
by EastTennessee1948
The Saga of The Bloody 100
General Joseph Wheeler In October 1863 Middle Tennessee was in an uproar. Vast supply dumps & the vital Nashville & Chattanooga Rail Road in Murfreesboro were threatened by marauding ...
by Rhea Cole
Flora Cooke Stuart: Widow of the South
Flora Cooke was by no means an ordinary woman of the South, and in fact she was quite extraordinary for a woman of her times, especially considering who her parents were, and who eventually became ...
by Taylor
The Boy Battalion and The Battle of Chehaw Station
... gamble at Gettysburg had resulted in the mauling of his Army and the loss of thousands of the best fighting men on Earth. Bragg had managed to turn the brilliant tactical victory of Chickamauga ...
by macreverie
In The Words Of Those That Fought : Slaves, Slavery, And Race
The Confederates : 2nd Lieutenant James Henry Langhorne, Company G 4th Virginia Infantry, was wounded at 1st Manassas and captured at Kernstown. His younger brother Jacob, was mortally wounded in ...
by EastTennessee1948
Unusual Civil War Mascots : "Old Douglas"
Future Confederate President, Jefferson Davis was a strong proponent of a program called "The Texas Camel Experiment", while Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce. The purpose was to ...
by EastTennessee1948
Successful Secession
This is mainly a response to AJhall's blog on secession but it would be too long for a comment, so here are my thoughts. First off, it sounds more like an unsuccessful secession to me... intial ...
by 1stTexReb
Forrest's Raid, the First Battle of Murfreesboro 1862
On June 10, 1862, Major General Don Carlos Buel began a ponderous advance on Chattanooga. His slow motion operation allowed the Confederates ample time to mount a counter move. In one of the ...
by Rhea Cole
Civil War Medicine, Part 1: Trauma Care then and Now
In a large city, a man is shot in the abdomen by someone with a handgun, puncturing one of his kidneys and piercing his bowel in two places, and in his leg, shattering his shin bone. Thus starts ...
by Ajhall
The Confedrate Flag Despised and Adored, My Thoughts
It is hated and loved, despised and adored, scorned and respected, a symbol of slavery and symbol of freedom, a symbol of dishonor a symbol of honor. Al Sharpton a Civil Rights Activist stated at ...
by Ron S.
The North/South Controversy was an Economic One
THE ROAD TO WAR- PART III I've taken this article, added a few thoughts of my own and present it here for your perusal. The Early North/South controversy was economic one. First there were ...
by dylan
James Daniel Moore, Company F 26th NC : The First Day At Gettysburg
... “The Morning Post” (of Raleigh, NC.) He spoke of his experience during the first day's fighting at Gettysburg. Listed as only 15 in the 1860 census, he enrolled on 7/15/1861 in his home ...
by EastTennessee1948
Footsteps of the 7th Maine: Antietam
Note: This Blog is from Mike D. & Ajhall A few days ago I was walking the Antietam battlefield near Bloody Lane. I had the privilege of speaking to a Park Ranger. Although he was actively ...
by Mike D.
Why the Confederate Army Couldn't Win a Battle
A curious thing happened in the Western Theater of the Civil War. In nearly every battle, despite valiant effort, great acts of courage & massive loss of life, Confederate armies were ...
by Rhea Cole
Maine in the Civil War: Mud, Whiskey and the 2nd Maine Infantry
Author's Note: This is an exact copy of an AmericanCivilWarForum post I did last fall. I offer it here as an addition to my occasional Maine in the Civil War blog. By all accounts, the Union Army ...
by Ajhall

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