Tag: Western Theater

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Colonel Kryzanowski

Polish-born Union Army Colonel Wlodzimierz Kryzanowski showed great skill handling his troops during key battles…

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The Battle of Rich Mountain

George B. McClellan forced the Confederates in northwestern Virginia to retreat into the Alleghenies in…

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The Disastrous Red River Campaign

Politician-general Nathaniel Bank’s grand design to capture Shreveport floundered in the mud of the treacherous…

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Grierson’s Raid: Wrecking the Railroad With the Butternut Guerrillas

On April 17, 1863, Union Colonel Benjamin Grierson led his cavalrymen southward from La Grange,…

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Joseph “Fighting Joe” Wheeler’s 1863 Sequatchie Valley Raid

Union troops trapped in Southern Tennessee faced starvation with only one line of resupply remaining,…

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Civil War Artillery

Civil War mortars were the feared precision artillery weapon of the Victorian Age.

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The Battle of Perryville: Death on a Dry River

After both armies blundered into each other at the dry riverbed, the ensuing Battle of…

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The Battle of Champion’s Hill: Prelude to Vicksburg

The Battle of Champion's Hill was a decisive moment in the American Civil War, and…

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Visiting the Battle of Shiloh National Military Park

The Battle of Shiloh was a lost opportunity for the Confederates, but today, Shiloh National…

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The Main Civil War Generals Who Helped Define the War

This week, author and Civil War Quarterly editor Roy Morris Jr. shares with us his…