The Sacking of “Baldy” Smith: July 19, 1864

by Brett Schulte July 19, 2014

Editor’s Note: This post was originally posted at The Siege of Petersburg Online and has been cross-posted here for the benefit of TOCWOC readers. *** July 19, 1864: William F. “Baldy” Smith is Relieved from Command of 18th Corps, AotJ Today marks the 150th anniversary of William F. “Baldy” Smith’s removal from command of the […]

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Civil War Book Review: The Petersburg Campaign Volume 2: The Western Front Battles September 1864-April 1865

by Brett Schulte July 18, 2014

Bearss, Ed. and Suderow, Bryce. The Petersburg Campaign Volume 2: The Western Front Battles, September 1864-April 1865. (Savas Beatie: March 2014). 600 pages, illustrations, 25 maps, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-0-7006-1959-7 $39.95 (Cloth). Picking up where Volume 1 left off, the award-winning The Petersburg Campaign Volume 2: The Western Front Battles, September 1864-April 1865 dusts […]

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Civil War Book Review: Guide to the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign

by Brett Schulte July 16, 2014

Bowery, Charles R. Jr. and Rafuse, Ethan S. Guide to the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign. (University Press of Kansas: May 2014). 420 pages, 36 illustrations, 47 maps, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-0-7006-1959-7 $39.95 (Cloth). Charles Bowery and Ethan Rafuse’s Guide to the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign is the next in a long line of U. S. Army War College […]

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D. S. Freeman’s 4 Vol. Robert E. Lee Biography FREE Online

by Brett Schulte July 15, 2014

The internet can be indescribably awesome sometimes.  This is one of those times.  A recent thread posted at the Civil War Talk message board informed readers that Douglas Southall Freeman’s classic four volume biography of Robert E. Lee is online in its entirety, free, indexed, and searchable.  All 4 volumes.  All 2421 pages.  Simply amazing. […]

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Bearss and Suderow Win 2014 D. S. Freeman Award for The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 2

by Brett Schulte July 14, 2014

Savas Beatie released the following press release recently to announce that the Ed Bearss/Bryce Suderow collaboration on the Petersburg Campaign, The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 2, has won the 2014 Douglas Southall Freeman History Award: El Dorado Hills, CA July 1, 2014 - The Petersburg Campaign, Volume II: The Western Front Battles, September 1864 – April 1865, by […]

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The Siege of Petersburg on Bermuda Hundred

by Brett Schulte June 25, 2014

Many people are familiar with the Bermuda Hundred Campaign of May 1864.  What fewer know is that the Bermuda Hundred front was “contested” throughout the entire Siege of Petersburg.  I placed the word contested in quotes because that front was not an area of focus in Grant’s major offensives against Richmond and Petersburg.  It was […]

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Petersburg Volume 2 Wins the Douglas Southall Freeman Award

by Brett Schulte June 23, 2014

I just received news that The Petersburg Campaign Volume 2: The Western Front Battles September 1864-April 1865 by Ed Bearss, and edited by Bryce Suderow, has won the Douglas Southall Freeman award.  More to come as more information is available, and buy the book. Editor Bryce Suderow had the following to say about winning the award: I feel […]

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