Zooming with Civil War Talks on January 12

Hope this finds everyone in good holiday cheer. Looking a couple weeks into the new year, the folks at Civil War Talk have invited me to speak for their January 12 meeting. If you are not familiar, Civil War Talk is a lively and well moderated discussion board. They’ve been around since 1999. And atContinue reading “Zooming with Civil War Talks on January 12”

Logistics – A Horse Soldier Perspective

First off, thanks to all who responded to the series of posts last week using the setting of Gettysburg to discuss some of the staff-related activities on the battlefield. Much of that readers have seen or heard before. I just felt compelled to collect those observations into one package. If nothing else, to break theContinue reading “Logistics – A Horse Soldier Perspective”

Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – North Carolina

Considering December 1863, one year after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, US Colored Troops had become an important, if not essential, component of the Federal war machine. We historians say they’d proven their mettle at places such as Morris Island. However, questions remained in the minds of the more traditional line officers. But noneContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – North Carolina”