Tag: Western Theater

Bloody Assault on Knoxville

Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet faced a daunting task trying to dislodge Maj. Gen. Ambrose…

Disaster at Fort Donelson

Ulysses S. Grant altered the course of the war in the west for the Union…

Union General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea

Union General William T. Sherman's March to the Sea was a defining chapter in the…

Colonel Kryzanowski

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

The Battle of Rich Mountain

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

The Disastrous Red River Campaign

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

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,…

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

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

Civil War Artillery

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

The Battle of Perryville: Death on a Dry River

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