Saturday, May 27, 2006

Thomas Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant

We finish our themed month with two biographies: First, Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson, one of the most able generals of the war, and Lee's most important lieutenant, until his death in 1863.

Second, we have Ulysses S. Grant, the Union's most successful general. His ruthless approach to the war was to play a crucial part in finally bringing it to an end.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Battle of Wauhatchie, 28-29 October 1863

Battle of Wauhatchie, 28-29 October 1863

We finish our coverage of the fighting around Chattanooga with a look at the Battle of Wauhatchie, 28-29 October 1863, the only Confederate attempt to break General Grant's 'Cracker Line' bringing supplies into the city.

We also add an interactive Map of the Chattanooga area.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Battle of Missionary Ridge, 25 November 1863

Battle of Missionary Ridge, 25 November 1863

Today we add the Battle of Missionary Ridge, the final part of General Grant's campaign to lift the siege of Chattanooga. Missionary Ridge is famous as one of the few civil war battles to see a successful frontal assault against fortified positions.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Battle of Orchard Knob (23 November 1863)

The Battle of Orchard Knob (23 November 1863)

The Battle of Orchard Knob (23 November 1863) saw the first fighting in General Grant's campaign to raise the Siege of Chattanooga.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Battle of Campbell's Station, 16 November 1863

Battle of Campbell's Station

The Battle of Campbell's Station was a rearguard action during the East Tennessee campaign of 1863 that allowed the Union forces under Burnside to withdraw into Knoxville

Monday, May 15, 2006

Battle of Lookout Mountain

Battle of Lookout Mountain

Today we add the Battle of Lookout Mountain, part of General Grant's plan for lifting the siege of Chattanooga.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Philip Sheridan

Today we add a biography of Philip Sheridan, a rare example of a man who succeeded as a infantry commander, a cavalry commander and in charge of an entire army.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Battle of Bean's Station, 14 December 1863

Battle of Bean's Station

The Battle of Bean's Station (14 December 1863) was the last fighting of the Knoxville campaign. It was a minor Confederate victory that ended the Union pursuit of Longstreet's army.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Timeline of the American Civil War

Today we add timeline of the American Civil War, organised by year: At the moment it covers all of the main events of the war. As we add more articles expect more details to be added to the timelines as well.


Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee

After a break over the weekend, we resume our themed month with a biography of Robert E. Lee, the most iconic of Confederate Generals, and the most feared amongst Union commanders.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Battle of Knoxville.

Battle of Knoxville, 29 November 1863

East Tennessee was a pro-Union region inside a Confederate state. Lincoln had been determined to liberate the area since 1861, but it was not until 1863 that an army was able to capture Knoxville, at the heart of the area. Even after that a strong Confederate counterattack under Longstreet threatened to recapture the town, but his assault failed on 29 November 1863, and the siege was soon lifted.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Chattanooga and Chickamauga

Military History Encylopedia on the Web

Today we cover the Chattanooga and Chickamauga campaign, which saw Union forces seize Chattanooga, and then defend it against a Confederate siege after defeat at Chickamauga. The failure of Confederate attempts to recapture Chattanooga exposed Georgia to attack in 1864

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876)

From Jeb Stuart we move on to George Custer, a cavalry commander whose wartime successes have been overshadowed by his many failing.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

James 'Jeb' Stuart

James 'Jeb' Stuart 1833-1864

Today we add our first American Civil War biography and we start with Jeb Stuart, the most famous of several dashing Confederate cavalry commanders.

Monday, May 01, 2006

American Civil War: Introduction

American Civil War: The War of Amateurs

Today we start our American Civil War month with an eleven part, 32,000 word article on the war itself.