150 Years Ago: Pontoon bridges over the Potomac

Strategic mobility.  That’s what the pontoon bridges provided the Army of the Potomac.  I’ve written at length about the bridges used in June 1863 at Edwards Ferry.   But that is getting ahead a year in sesquicentennial coverage. The important pontoon bridges in the last week of October 1862 were over the Potomac at Berlin, MarylandContinue reading “150 Years Ago: Pontoon bridges over the Potomac”

Smithsonian Exhibition: The Civil War and American Art

This is for those who think all my Civil War studies are focused on cannon blasts and bugle calls! Starting in mid-November, the Smithsonian American Art Museum hosts an exhibition titled The Civil War and American Art: The Civil War and American Art will examine how America’s artists represented the impact of the Civil WarContinue reading “Smithsonian Exhibition: The Civil War and American Art”