Number 2 (January 1998)
by Keith Poulter
Letters to the Editor
Do You Know?
Al Nofi’s Knapsack
by Al Nofi
Decision In The West–Part One: The Entering Wedge
by Keith Poulter
Ulysses S. Grant started his Vicksburg Campaign by encamoing his men on the Louisiana side of the Mississippi River, west of the great fortress of Vicksburg. From March 31-April 15, 1863, Grant and his Army of the Tennessee tried to find a way to get at the Confederate force under John Pemberton then defending Vicksburg by using various bayous and rivers that might be used rather than the Mississippi.
A Fight Or A Footrace?
by Ron Furqueron
Many people have heard of the great Battle of Chickamauga. Few know about the campaign that preceded it. In the Tullahoma Campaign of June 1863, Major General William S. Rosecrans’ Army of the Cumberland almost bloodlessly pushed Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee out of their namesake state, capturing Chattanooga in the process.
Turning Point: The American Civil War
The Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, Georgia contains an exhibition on the Civil War entitled Turning Point.
The Great Cavalry Raid
by William B. Scaife
On July 27, 1864, General William Tecumseh Sherman sent three of his cavalry divisions under George Stoneman, Edward M. McCook, and Kenner Garrard on a massive raid around the city of Atlanta, Georgia. Sherman hoped to destroy the supply lines of the Confederate Army of Tennessee then stationed in the Georgia city. Sherman had a very low opinion of his cavalry, and the results of this raid only reinforced his negative view, and severely cost his cavarly force in the process.
N&S Center Fold
What Really Happened On The Nueces River?
by Richard Selcer and Paul Burrier
Did atrocities occur on the Nueces River in August, 1862? Commonly held beliefs say that a contingent of German Union troops were wiped out ruthlessly by Confederate Captain James Duff. The author has studied the incident in great detail and says no evidence of a “massacre” can be found.
He Don’t Care A Damn For What The Enemy Does Out Of His Sight
by William B. Feis
Author Willaim B. Feis quotes Ulysses S. Grant as saying “The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can and as often as you can, and keep moving on.” In this article, Feis describes Grant’s approach to warfare, an approach that the U.S. Army still uses to the present day.
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