Month: July 2006

  • for Cause and for Country: A Study of the Affair at Spring Hill and the Battle of Franklin, Part 5

    for Cause & for Country: A Study of the Affair at Spring Hill and the Battle of Franklin by Eric A. Jacobson and Richard A. Rupp Softback $24.95 plus shipping 519 pages! ISBN 0-9717444-6-7 Hardback $44.95 plus shipping 519 pages! ISBN 0-9717444-4-0 Last week I only managed to take a look at the Confederate movement […]

  • Today in the Petersburg Campaign: July 31, 1864

    July 31, 1864 Skirmish at Hancock, MD, as Brig. Gen. William W. Averell, CSA, which burned Chambersburg, PA. Note: All “Today In The Petersburg Campaign” blog entries are used with permission from Ronald A. Mosocco’s Chronological Tracking of the American Civil War per the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. Order the book […]

  • Rambling the web

    It always amazes me what you can find on the web, although you do have to maintain a skeptical attitude about it. An Army Quartermaster site has a nice article (written in 1961) about the adoption of corps badges in the Union army, and how they evolved into the shoulder patches of today. A mistake […]

  • The Battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864

    In the past month and a half, I’ve marked the anniversaries of important battles during the Petersburg Campaign (and I apologize for missing the Wilson-Kautz Raid and First Deep Bottom). When Petersburg does manage to get mentioned, arguably the most “popular” battle (you have to include Five Forks as well) is the Crater, fought on […]

  • Today in the Petersburg Campaign: July 30, 1864

    July 30, 1864 William Mahone, C.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen. Victor Jean Baptiste Girardey, C.S.A., is appointed Brig. Gen. David Addison Weisinger, C.S.A., is appointed Brig. Gen. Skirmish at Monocacy Junction, MD. The Confederate Burning of Chambersburg, PA, is ordered by Brig. Gen. John McCausland, CSA, Cavalry, after the town could not or would not […]

  • Two Decisive Battles You Never Heard Of

    Getting back off the road, just in time for a historical foray… Much of the western military history canon revolves around battles fought in Europe (and specifically, the western part of that continent), yet many really decisive events happened elsewhere that greatly affected how history played out in the western peninsula of Asia. One mega-event […]

  • Mark your calendars, soldiers!

    November 10-12, 2006 will be one of the East Coast’s largest wargaming conventions – Fall In! Always entertaining with spectacular layouts and an excellent venue, Fall In! remains one of the cornerstone conventions of the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society. It is held in scenic and historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, immediately south of the Gettysburg National Military […]