Tag: james longstreet

  • How a phantom Longstreet spooked Shields

    When reading about the the Valley Campaign of 1862  I have chuckled at how Gen. James Shields over-reacted to a non-existent threat.  Yet recently I wondered if there was something more to it.  I haven’t been able to find answers to all my questions, but what I have learned seems interesting. On June 7th, 1862 […]

  • Civil War Book Review: Lee and His Generals: Essays in Honor of T. Harry Williams

    Hewitt, Lawrence Lee (ed).  Schott, Thomas E. (ed).  Lee and His Generals: Essays in Honor of T. Harry Williams (The University of Tennessee Press, June 15, 2012). 368 pages, illustrations, maps, bibliography, endnotes by essay, index. ISBN: 978-1-57233-850-0 $45.95 (Hardcover). Who was Robert E. Lee’s worst corps commander during the Civil War?  How has Robert […]

  • Odds & Ends: July 17, 2008

    This version of Odds & Ends can teach you about the Emancipation Proclamation, tell you about some upcoming events at Petersburg National Battlefield, see what kind of Zouave you’d be, and even shed some light on strange steam engines and weapons of the Civil War Era.  Read on to find out how: Rea Andrew Redd […]

  • Civil War Times Illustrated, August 2006

    Civil War Times Volume 45, Number 6 (August 2006) Civil War Times Web Site Page 7 Turning Points: Civil War Photography by Jeffry D. Wert Photography was only thirty years old at the time of the Civil War. The first recorded instance of men slain in battle was taken by Alexander Gardner and James F. […]