Petersburg as “Lee’s Keep”- in the grand strategic sense

Another great weekend at Longwood University for the Civil War Seminar (hosted by the university and the Appomattox NHP).  For those who could not attend, CSPAN was on site recording for the morning talks. I’m not sure when those will be rebroadcast, so “consult your local listings.” Unfortunately, the CSPAN crew did not record theContinue reading “Petersburg as “Lee’s Keep”- in the grand strategic sense”

Marching Through Georgia, December 8, 1864: To the outskirts of Savannah

News traveled in 1864 as it does today.  News sources pick up stories from other outlets and reprint them.  But how fast did it travel in 1864?  Faster than you would think.  We all know about Lieutenant-General John Bell Hood’s failed attack at Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864.  Word of that battle reached theContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, December 8, 1864: To the outskirts of Savannah”

A cache of General Hood’s papers

From The Tennessean: Gen. Hood descendant has a trove of records FRANKLIN — A descendent of the Civil War general blamed by many for the Confederacy’s loss at the Battle of Franklin will unveil a cache of papers and documents this morning at the Fleming Center. Sam Hood, a descendent of Confederate Gen. John BellContinue reading “A cache of General Hood’s papers”