Month: July 2006

  • Critical Hit to release ATS Gettysburg in September 2006

    Critical Hit, a board wargaming company, is scheduled to release a new Gettysburg title based on their Advanced Tobruk System (ATS) rules. The new game, ATS Gettysburg, looks like it will be available on September 1, 2006. Information on the game is below (thanks to Richard Tee for pointing this game out to me): A […]

  • Today in the Petersburg Campaign: July 29, 1864

    July 29, 1864 Skirmish at Hagerstown, MD, as Lieut. Gen. Jubal Early, CSA, orders Confederate cavalry under Brig. Gen. John McCausland to move back into Maryland and Pennsylvania. Skirmish at Clear Spring, MD. Skirmish at Mercersburg, PA, with Brig. Gen. John McCausland, CSA. Note: All “Today In The Petersburg Campaign” blog entries are used with […]

  • The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce, Part 2

    The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce Paperback: 496 pages Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; Reprint edition (January 1985) Language: English ISBN: 0803260717 Brett’s Horror Book Collection This is a recurring weekly series covering around ten short stories of Ambrose Bierce, Civil War veteran and well known satirist. Part I: The World of Horror (cont.) […]

  • Today in the Petersburg Campaign: July 28, 1864

    July 28, 1864 Action at Four-Mile Creek, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. Maj. Gen. Edward O.C. Ord, USA, is assigned to the command of the 18th US Army Corps, VA. 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 […]

  • Civil War Times, July 2006

    Civil War Times Volume 45, Number 5 (July 2006) Civil War Times Web Site Page 6 Turning Points: Crossing the Mississippi by Jeffry D. Wert The crossing of the Mississippi by Grant’s Army of the Tennessee at Bruinsburg, Mississippi is the focus of this issue’s Turning Points column. Jeffrey Wert discusses Grant’s plan to have […]

  • Today in the Petersburg Campaign: July 27, 1864

    July 27, 1864 Demonstration on the north bank of the James River and engagement at Deep Bottom (or Darbytown, Strawberry Plains, and New Market Road), VA, by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. 7/27-29/1864. Skirmish near Lee’s Mill, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. Skirmish at Back Creek Bridge, WV. Note: All […]

  • More Forge of Freedom News

    Forge of Freedom, the new grand strategy Civil War game from Matrix Games, continues to show up in wargaming news. It’s due out “later this summer”. First, check out this news release at the Wargamer: Matrix Games and Western Civilization Software have announced a few details and a tentative release time for a new American […]