Tag: john pope

  • 150 years ago, July 1862

    150 years ago, July 1862 One month ago, the Army of the Potomac listened to Richmond’s church bells.  Now they are at Harrison’s Landing covered by gunboats on the James River.  On the first, the Battle of Malvern Hill ends the Seven Days’ Campaign.  The Army of Northern Virginia has suffered 20,141 causalities, about 4,300 […]

  • 150 Years Ago, June 1862

    150 years ago, June 1862 The campaign season is underway and the armies are on the move.  This June victory seems very close in Washington.  At Seven Pines the Confederates under Gustavus W. Smith continue attacking the isolated II and IV Corps.  Robert E. Lee orders the attacks stopped late in the day. Smith, in […]

  • Civil War Book Review: DAKOTA DAWN: The Decisive First Week of the Sioux Uprising, August 1862

    DAKOTA DAWN: The Decisive First Week of the Sioux Uprising, August 1862 by Gregory F. Michno Product Details Hardcover: 492 pages Publisher: Savas Beatie (July 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1932714995 ISBN-13: 978-1932714999 Brutal, murderous war Europe’s discovery of North America put Europeans and Native Americans on a collision course.  Tens of millions of Europeans would […]

  • Campaign Antietam Screen Shots: Groveton and Second Bull Run

    Several weeks ago, I showed readers some South Mountain screen shots of HPS‘ newly released Campaign Antietam. As I explained there, despite being given the name “Campaign Antietam”, the game actually covers quite a few more battlefields, including First Bull Run (including Blackburn’s Ford, Henry Hill, and Matthews Hill), Second Bull Run (including Cedar Mountain, […]