Tag: Sherman

  • Sherman Takes the Super Bowl

    Did you watch the Super Bowl? Atlanta had the best first half since Gone With The Wind. I didn’t, but the jokes are thick and fast on the ‘net today. and my favorite:

  • Chickasaw Bayou – A Retrospective (1)

    Introduction As the 150th anniversary of the 1862 battles of the Civil War passes into history there are some that have received little or no attention. In my recent reading of Edwin C. Bearrs three volume history of the Vicksburg Campaign I found just such an example in the fight for Chickasaw Bayou. The excellent […]

  • Arkansas Post – Part 2

    The First Attempt It didn’t take Federal military officials long to sniff out the activity on the Arkansas River. By November 3rd the Union commander at Helena, BG Alvin Hovey, was seeking permission to conduct operations against the developing Confederate strongpoint. The emphasis on operations against Vicksburg, however, precluded any chance of authorization for the […]