150 Years Ago: Sound of the guns at Prairie Grove

NOTE:  This post is focused on the Federal artillery at the battle of Prairie Grove.  For more background information on the battle, I refer you to Civil War Daily Gazette’s entry or the Civil War Trust resource page for Prairie Grove. On this day (December 7) in 1862, one of the westernmost battles of theContinue reading “150 Years Ago: Sound of the guns at Prairie Grove”

150 Years Ago: General Herron “… will move… and will make good time…”

As fall rapidly turned to winter during December 1862 on the borderlands of Missouri and Arkansas, armies were again on the move. If you are unfamiliar with the battles of Cane Hill and Prairie Grove, Eric at Civil War Daily Gazette has a series of posts offering an excellent overview of the campaign (but heContinue reading “150 Years Ago: General Herron “… will move… and will make good time…””

A Unionist’s records: Private Henry Abbott, 1st Arkansas Cavalry

My fellow blogger Robert Moore is knee deep studying Shenandoah Unionists.  Great stuff.   An example of the full spectrum of colors that typifies the sesqucentennialist* study of the Civil War.   We learn more about the war when we consider these stories, which lay beyond the well defined boundaries that have so long defined the studyContinue reading “A Unionist’s records: Private Henry Abbott, 1st Arkansas Cavalry”