For the holidays, lets each rehabilitate some Civil War general… I call Schimmelfennig!

This being the season of giving, I ask what have we given back to the Civil War field of study?  We all “take” from our studies – reading primary and secondary sources, walking the battlefields, and receiving knowledge all around.   But what do we give back in return?  How this season we “clean up” someContinue reading “For the holidays, lets each rehabilitate some Civil War general… I call Schimmelfennig!”

“I consider it of the highest importance…”: Schimmelfennig again calls for rockets

I know it is all “Overland Campaign” and “Atlanta or Bust!” for the Sesquicentennial right now.  But I cannot let a week go by without at least some mention of affairs at Charleston 150 years ago!  On this day (May 8) in 1864, Brigadier-General Alexander Schimmelfennig wrote to his new commander, Brigadier-General John Hatch, inContinue reading ““I consider it of the highest importance…”: Schimmelfennig again calls for rockets”