Tag: december 7 1862

  • Two Good Books on Prairie Grove…And a Wargame

    For those of us with Civil War interests, December 7 also conjures up images of the greatest single march in the entire Civil War, and it didn’t involve Jackson’s foot cavalry.  Instead, it was Herron’s Union forces trying to reach an overexposed Blunt who marched 120 or so miles in frigid December temperatures.  The result […]

  • Reading the War, December 1862

    Reading the War December 1862 We do not have many books from Antietam to Gettysburg.  I have no idea why but it is a fact we have to accept.  Compounding the problem is that several books are out of date or just plain bad.  My recommendations are: The Fredericksburg Campaign by Francis Augustin O’Reilly is […]