For the last stretch of sesquicentennial blogging… what do you want to see?

I don’t think we can put a mark on the calendar and say “This is when the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War Ends.”  But at the same time, the surrenders of key armies in Virginia and North Carolina is generally recognized as the point of closure.  As such, my project focused on 150th blogging willContinue reading “For the last stretch of sesquicentennial blogging… what do you want to see?”

“Role of Union logistics in the Carolina Campaign of 1865”: Thesis from CGSC

When I first attempted detailed study of Major-General William T. Sherman’s Carolinas Campaign, it was from the perspective of an army officer seeking lessons that might apply to his profession.  As I approached the march into South Carolina, it was attractive to visit places where the army moved and fought.  But those were relatively minorContinue reading ““Role of Union logistics in the Carolina Campaign of 1865”: Thesis from CGSC”

January 14, 1865: Blair’s move on Pocotaligo forces a Confederate withdrawal

For Major-General Oliver O. Howard’s Army of the Tennessee, or Right Wing of Major-General William T. Sherman’s armies, the march through South Carolina started on the wrong foot on January 13-14, 1865.  Sherman’s plans called for both corps of the army – the Fifteenth and Seventeenth – to move by water to Port Royal Sound,Continue reading “January 14, 1865: Blair’s move on Pocotaligo forces a Confederate withdrawal”