Tag: winfield scott hancock

  • Civil War Book Review: The Battle of First Deep Bottom

    Editor’s Note: This review first appeared yesterday at The Siege of Petersburg Online and has been cross-posted here. Price, James S. The Battle of First Deep Bottom. (The History Press: September 2014). 160 pages, illustrations, over 35 images, 3 maps, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-1-60949-541-1 $19.99 (Paperback). Benjamin F. Naylor of the 183rd Pennsylvania asked, […]

  • First Battle of Deep Bottom – Part IV

    July 27th (2400-0800) While Foster conducted his isolated fight to preserve the bridgehead Hancock began his move. His orders were to cross the Appomattox at dark and proceed to Deep Bottom. After crossing that river he was to travel by side roads “so that the cavalry, which was crossing at Broadway Landing, might have an […]

  • First Battle of Deep Bottom – Part II

    Making Plans With the basic roles of the campaign determined (Grant-offense; Lee-defense) the commanders had to create the means to accomplish their goals. Frustrated by the lack of progress in front of Petersburg, Grant decided to make use of his two brigade bridgehead. He was determined to turn it into a base for a thrust […]

  • Presidential Material: Civil War Candidates From McClellan to McKinley

    Editor’s Note: This article is a guest post by Greg Quinion.  Greg has submitted several other articles for TOCWOC in the past, including a series on General Phil Kearny.  Greg’s piece on this Election Day focuses appropriately enough on Civil War soldiers who went on to become presidential candidates, and for more than a few, […]

  • 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 […]

  • You Learn Something New…

    I just happened to read about a new preservation effort concerning the tomb of Winfield Scott Hancock’s wife this evening in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story. It seems that the W.S. Hancock Society of Norristown, PA wants has offered to help preserve Almira Hancock’s tomb, now in poor condition in St. Louis’ Bellefontaine Cemetery. I […]