January 29, 1865: D.H. Hill complains “There is something terribly wrong in our cavalry organization”

Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill was well known for his acerbic personality.  In the winter of 1865, Hill commanded the Confederate force defending Augusta, Georgia.  Hill could not keep idle in the face of a perceived problem.  On January 29, 1865, the problem Hill perceived was the performance of the cavalry.  That morning he sent aContinue reading “January 29, 1865: D.H. Hill complains “There is something terribly wrong in our cavalry organization””

“I am strictly on the defensive”: Hardee and Davis consider arrangements to defend South Carolina

For Major-General William J. Hardee, commanding the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, the conclusion of the Savannah Campaign in December 1864 left one redeeming positive result – his field army escaped largely intact.  Granted, that “army” was little more than a corps in terms of manpower. But having at least a force inContinue reading ““I am strictly on the defensive”: Hardee and Davis consider arrangements to defend South Carolina”