Month: September 2006

  • Matrix Games Says Forge of Freedom is Close…

    Gil R., one of the minds behind Matrix Games’ new Civil War computer game Forge of Freedom, had this to say late this week on the Matrix Games Forums: Its release is going to be in the very near future. Right now, all programming is done, except for one pesky issue that Eric is working […]

  • Civil War Clip Art Source

    The Florida Educational Technology Clearinghouse has an extensive collection of out-of-copyright clipart, much of it from the 19th Century. Of interest to us is the Civil War section (there is also one on Reconstruction), which has a lot of period illustrations from sources like Frank Leslie’s. All are available in various resolutions to fit just […]

  • New Market Heights, Ft. Harrison, and Peeble’s Farm

    I missed the series of August battles of Grant’s Fourth Offensive due to real life issues, but I’m back with a look at perhaps the North’s best chance to drive Lee out of Petersburg and Richmond between July 30, 1864 and April 2, 1865. The events of September 29, 1864 nearly proved fatal to Lee’s […]

  • Today in the Petersburg Campaign: September 29, 1864

    September 29, 1864 The Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, as Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, sends the 10th and 18th US Army Corps north of the James River to attack the outer defenses of Richmond directly, including combats at: a) Fort Harrison (captured by Brig. Gen. George Stannard, USA) b) Fort Gilmer (where the Confederates […]

  • Civil War Talk Radio: September 29, 2006

    Air Date: 092906 Subject: Carnton Plantation, Carrie McGavock, and the Battle of Franklin Books:  The Widow of the South Guest: Robert Hicks Summary: Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South, talks about the remarkable fate of the Confederates killed at the battle of Franklin. Brett’s Summary: Robert Hicks, a “long-time Carnton Association board […]

  • Union Sharpshooter Policy

    I mentioned in a previous post how state politcs affected the assigment of Union sharpshooter units, and will bring up a few more examples. It did not help that the Federals didn’t really have any sort of policy on the matter. Berdan did raise two regiments early in the war, and got on well with […]

  • for Cause and for Country: A Study of the Affair at Spring Hill and the Battle of Franklin, Part 9

    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 We are nearing the end of this series, as this is the second […]