Marching Through Georgia, November 23, 1864: Missed opportunity

November 23, 1864 was a clear, but still bitterly cold, day in Georgia.  In contrast to earlier days, the Federal advance was not quite as great.  Portions of the Left Wing remained in camps most of the day while tending to tasks around Milledgeville.  On the Right Wing, the column closed up as the trainsContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 23, 1864: Missed opportunity”

Marching Through Georgia? Or waiting in Georgia? “Hurry up and wait” to start the March to the Sea

In the army, there is a phrase often thrown around – “hurry up and wait.”  When the superior command sets a time for action to occur, the subordinate commands will in turn set an earlier time for assembly an inspection.  When the division calls a formation at 8 a.m., the brigade will desire troops assembledContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia? Or waiting in Georgia? “Hurry up and wait” to start the March to the Sea”

Ok… 149 Years Ago: Confusion at Edwards Ferry

I was preparing for the Edwards Ferry tour last night, mostly going over familiar notes and reviewing old posts to make sure things were fresh in the mind.  There’s one aspect of the crossing that just hits me in the pit of the stomach.  It’s odd, but when I read about the indecision with theContinue reading “Ok… 149 Years Ago: Confusion at Edwards Ferry”