Tag: benjamin f. cooling

  • Exploring Fort Donelson in Civil War Books and Games

    Editor’s Note: I originally meant for this post to go out yesterday, the 150th anniversary of the Confederate surrender at Fort Donelson, but spending time with two very small boys and a busy work schedule caused me to post a day late.  I beg forgiveness and hope you still find this post useful. Confederate Surrender […]

  • Review: Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington

    Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington by Benjamin Franklin Cooling Product Details Paperback: 344 pages Publisher: Fire Ant Books; 1 edition (January 28, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0817354751 ISBN-13: 978-0817354756 By the summer of 1864, the Army of Northern Virginia is pinned and slowly being bled to death.  Robert E. Lee understood that his army and […]

  • Brightwood Heritage Trail Opening

    Dr. B. F. Cooling, author of several Civil War books and probably the foremost scholar of Washington’s Civil War defenses, sends along the following news item. I’m glad to see some recognition of Fort Stevens, site of a battle between Jubal Early’s Confederates and Union defenders on July 11 and 12, 1864. President Lincoln himself […]