Tag: eric wittenberg

  • Leading the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid (not just anyone will do)

    Eric Wittenberg scored a coup in Like A Meteor Blazing Brightly by finding a letter from former Confederate John Mosby about meeting Col. Isaac Wistar after the war. Wistar confirmed to Mosby the truth of the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren’s raid’s purpose—assassination—which he’d heard from Judson Kilpatrick himself. Wistar also claimed to have been ordered to do the […]

  • Review: Like a Meteor Blazing Brightly: The Short but Controversial Life of Colonel Ulric Dahlgren

    Like a Meteor Blazing Brightly: The Short but Controversial Life of Colonel Ulric Dahlgren by Eric Wittenberg Edinborough Press, Roseville, MN ISBN-10: 1889020338 ISBN-13: 978-1889020334 August 1, 2009 Hardcover, 6×9”, 288 pages, $29.95 The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren cavalry raid, aimed at Richmond in the early months of 1864, continues to fascinate historians and provoke controversy. Although ostensibly […]

  • Whither the History (?) Channel

    Is a channel that spends more time on gangs, monsters, and prophecies really about history? Eric Wittenberg weighed in on the subject last year, and teacher Betsy Newmark is the latest to take aim with a hilarious but (but oh-so-true) graphic. It’s basically info that would appeal to a toddler boy playing with his toy […]

  • In the Review Queue: Flames Beyond Gettysburg

    The “In the Review Queue” series provides TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog readers with a brief look at books Brett Schulte is planning to review here on the blog.  These will be very similar to Drew Wagenhoffer’s “Booknotes” series at Civil War Books and Authors. The latest offering from Ironclad Publishing in “The Discovering […]

  • Odds & Ends: July 12, 2008

    In this weekend edition of Odds & Ends, we’ll take a look at a few of the Civil War blogs and then move on to Civil War stories from around the blogosphere and the rest of the internet. Eric Wittenberg has decided to write a book on the battles of Tupelo and Brices Crossroads.  He […]

  • Odds & Ends: July 8, 2008

    This Odds & Ends contains quite a few links from the Civil War blogs.  I’m trying to fill in just a bit for the recently retired This Week in Civil War Blogs formerly run by Civil War Interactive, but I doubt I’d ever have time to fill in on a permanent basis.  I’d like to […]

  • Recent Book Acquisitions: June 2008

    I’ve wanted to reintroduce this type of post ever since I started blogging regularly again. I am currently in the middle of reading Phillip E. Myers’ Caution and Cooperation: The American Civil War in British-American Relations. Myers argues against the previously common supposition that intervention by European powers Britain and France was possible and even […]