Now is the time for a Culpeper Battlefields Park – Brandy Station, Cedar Mountain, and others

Back in the 1990s, I would often transit Northern Georgia on weekends.  During those trips, I would make every effort to seek out the battlefields of 1863 and 1864.  At that time, the only waymarks one could work from were a handful of state and WPA markers located along the I-75 corridor.  So one hadContinue reading “Now is the time for a Culpeper Battlefields Park – Brandy Station, Cedar Mountain, and others”

July 22, 1864: Witnesses to the death of General McPherson

On this day in July, 1864, Confederate General John B. Hood launched a flank attack on the Federals on the east side of Atlanta.  This was the second such attack by Hood since taking command of the Army of Tennessee, following the Battle of Peachtree Creek two days earlier. On the Federal left flank, whichContinue reading “July 22, 1864: Witnesses to the death of General McPherson”

“… deciphered the rebels’ new code of signals.”: SIGINT during the Atlanta Campaign

I’ve always felt the Signal Corps does not get due attention for its work during the Civil War.  Maybe that is just the opinion of an old Army signal-soldier showing through.  However, when’s the last time you saw a full handling of the signal work as part of a campaign study? The Atlanta Campaign offersContinue reading ““… deciphered the rebels’ new code of signals.”: SIGINT during the Atlanta Campaign”