“… serious defects in our military system.”: Hindman reflects after a lost campaign

With nightfall at Prairie Grove on December 7, 1862, fighting ebbed and eventually ceased. Major General Thomas Hindman faced a dire situation. Low on supplies and lacking substantial reinforcements to continue battle, he could not hold the position fought over during that day’s battle. Taking stock of the situation, Hindman opted to retire back intoContinue reading ““… serious defects in our military system.”: Hindman reflects after a lost campaign”

150 Years Ago: General Herron “… will move… and will make good time…”

As fall rapidly turned to winter during December 1862 on the borderlands of Missouri and Arkansas, armies were again on the move. If you are unfamiliar with the battles of Cane Hill and Prairie Grove, Eric at Civil War Daily Gazette has a series of posts offering an excellent overview of the campaign (but heContinue reading “150 Years Ago: General Herron “… will move… and will make good time…””