The Top 5 Most Overlooked Civil War Sites in New York City #3: Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial

by Brett Schulte March 31, 2014

Editor’s Note: Bill Morgan, the author of The Civil War Lover’s Guide to New York City (published by Savas Beatie), was kind enough to offer up his list of the top 5 most overlooked Civil War sites in the Big Apple as a series of guest posts here at TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog.  Bill’s introduction will […]

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Sharpshooter Glasses – Or Sighting for Sore Eyes?

by Fred Ray March 30, 2014

Quite a number of books and articles mention sharpshooters (presumably Union & Confederate) using special glasses to gain clearer vision of their intended targets, and at any given time you can find several for sale on Ebay and other outlets, and at Civil War shows. Usually these are nickeled steel frame spectacles with orange lenses […]

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Civil War History: Vol. 60, No. 1 (March 2014)

by Brett Schulte March 29, 2014

Editor’s Note This issue marks the 60th year of publication for Civil War History.  It ties in to articles in the first issue written by T. Harry Williams and Douglas Southall Freeman.  A tribute to Robert Johannsen is included.   “Let Us Hear No More ‘Nativism’”: The Catholic Press in the Mexican and Civil Wars […]

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Mississippi Marine Brigade – Part 5

by Dan O'Connell March 28, 2014

Austin, Mississippi The growing possibility of success at Vicksburg after the landings at Bruinsburg led Stanton to order Halleck to send the Mississippi Marine Brigade back to that area. During the move down the river the E. H. Fairchild, the brigade’s quartermaster vessel, came under fire from two shore batteries in the vicinity of Austin, […]

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

by Brett Schulte March 26, 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 (self published): 2014). 504 pages, maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-1-4701-0681-2 $37.95 (Paperback). Way back when I first started blogging on the Civil War, I was very interested in The Battle […]

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The Top 5 Most Overlooked Civil War Sites in New York City #2: Admiral David Farragut Monument

by Brett Schulte March 24, 2014

Editor’s Note: Bill Morgan, the author of The Civil War Lover’s Guide to New York City (published by Savas Beatie), was kind enough to offer up his list of the top 5 most overlooked Civil War sites in the Big Apple as a series of guest posts here at TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog.  Bill’s introduction will […]

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Mississippi Marine Brigade – Part 4

by Dan O'Connell March 21, 2014

Tennessee Interlude The requested speed of action for the trip to Tennessee was not forthcoming. The Brigade spent the next ten days at Cairo, Illinois and Memphis reportedly coaling and finding Tennessee River pilots. The unexpected delay caused Ellet another rift with a superior officer. He failed to coordinate with MG Stephen A. Hurlbut, District […]

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