Short Takes

by Fred Ray August 29, 2014

Most students of the Civil War have at least heard of Clement Vallandigham, an Ohio lawyer who served in Congress and stood for governor of Ohio during the Civil War. Vallandigham was a prominent Copperhead Democrat who advocated a peaceful solution to the bloodshed, and was arrested, convicted by a military court martial, and eventually […]

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Some Nice Period Rifles On The Block

by Fred Ray August 21, 2014

Three very nice Civil War era rifles up for auction, but you’d better have some extra cash as I think all their estimates are rather low. Nevertheless these are fine examples of the British arms used by both sides but the more so by the Confederacy. However, none of these have any actual connection to […]

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Sheridan’s Ride…The Other One

by Brett Schulte August 11, 2014

Mention “Sheridan’s Ride” to a Civil War buff and they’ll inevitably think of Sheridan furiously riding the ten miles back to his retreating army at the Battle of Cedar Creek on October 19, 1864, rallying his army and saving the day.  It’s what I thought of when I ran across a poem entitled “Sheridan’s Ride” […]

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As I Remember: the Reminiscence of Lewis Cass White 102nd PA

by Fred Ray August 5, 2014

As I Remember: A Civil War Veteran Reflects on the War and Its Aftermath by Lewis Cass White Joseph Scopin (editor, designer), forward by Benjamin Franklin Cooling Hardcover: 184 pages Publisher: Scopin Design (2014) ISBN-10: 0615983480 ISBN-13: 978-0615983486 You never know what you’ll find in a basement or attic. That moldering pile of papers just […]

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Civil War Book Review: The Battle of Allatoona Pass: Skirmish in Bartow County, Georgia

by Brett Schulte July 28, 2014

Butkovich, Brad. The Battle of Allatoona Pass: Civil War Skirmish in Bartow County, Georgia. (The History Press: June 2014). 192 pages, illustrations, 11 maps, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-1-62619-461-8 $19.99 (Paperback). Most Civil War buffs are familiar with the bookends of John Bell Hood’s tenure as Army of Tennessee commander at Atlanta and Franklin/Nashville.  Many, […]

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Civil War Book Review: Twenty-five Hours to Tragedy: The Battle of Spring Hill by Jamie Gillum

by Brett Schulte July 21, 2014

Gillum, Jamie. Twenty-five Hours to Tragedy: The Battle of Spring Hill and Operations on November 29, 1864 Precursor to the Battle of Franklin. (Jamie Gillum, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform: 2014). 504 pages, illustrations, 42 maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-1-4701-0681-2 $34.16 (Paperback). To understand the disastrous Confederate result at the Battle of Franklin, you […]

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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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