Marching Through Georgia, November 26, 1864: Hard War in Sandersville, Georgia

Colonel Ezra Carman lead the 13th New Jersey across the Cornfield toward the East Woods at Antietam on September 17, 1862.  On July 2 and 3, 1863, he and the regiment stood on the right of the Federal line south of Culp’s Hill at Gettysburg.  Carman lead a brigade sent to respond to the NewContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 26, 1864: Hard War in Sandersville, Georgia”

“Yankee Depredations in Glynn County”: The Civilian side of the summer raids on the Georgia coast

The Federal raids along the Georgia coast in the summer of 1864 have fascinated me for years.  These were somewhat representative of military operations occurring in every theater of the Civil War that summer.  The nature of war progressed from “hard war” over to “destructive war” by prosecution of policy… and let’s face it, justContinue reading ““Yankee Depredations in Glynn County”: The Civilian side of the summer raids on the Georgia coast”

Another Colvocoresses raid? Yes, on Bethel, Georgia on August 24-25, 1864

I like mentioning Commander George Colvocoresses.  Not only because his name causes my spell-checker fits, but because his activities along the Georgia coast are prime examples of how naval forces should operate along the littorals. I’ve posted about his Ebenezer Church and South Newport Raids in August 1864.  But Colvocoresses was not done for theContinue reading “Another Colvocoresses raid? Yes, on Bethel, Georgia on August 24-25, 1864”