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!”

“In anticipation of the crossing of the James…”: Engineers begin preparing for Grant’s move 150 years ago

In the evening of June 11, Lieutenant-General U.S. Grant sent a dispatch to Major-General Benjamin F. Butler, commanding the Army of the James on the south side of the James River.  In part, that message read: The movement to transfer [the Army of the Potomac] to the south side of the Jame River will commenceContinue reading ““In anticipation of the crossing of the James…”: Engineers begin preparing for Grant’s move 150 years ago”