Sherman’s March, March 10, 1865: “After great labor by the whole command in corduroying the entire way” to work out of the mud

If Major-General William T. Sherman’s troops had a newsletter during the Carolinas Campaign, the headlines for March 10, 1865 might have read: “Half the army stuck in the mud” and “Cavalry chief caught snuggling,” along with “Mail just a day away at Fayetteville” and “Johnston expected to fight for town.”  Maybe, if outside news slippedContinue reading “Sherman’s March, March 10, 1865: “After great labor by the whole command in corduroying the entire way” to work out of the mud”

A Personal Connection to Arkansas Post… and the 29th Missouri

Maybe I should be more in tune with my personal connections to the Civil War. But as I mentioned with respect to my “bushwacker” ancestors, there are just little more than service records to fall back on. If they were the type to spend time recording their experiences, those were all lost with time (asContinue reading “A Personal Connection to Arkansas Post… and the 29th Missouri”