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A man with an indian name

The future general did not receive a Christian name until he was nine years old. After his father's death, he was adopted by Whig politician Thomas Ewing, and his wife placed a solid William ahead of the Tecumseh Indian, so a 16-year-old boy like William Tecumseh Sherman entered the West Point Military Academy. Four years later he ended as one of the best in the year ...

Battle of Chattanooga, 1863

The Battle of Chattanooga, along with the Battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg, was one of the pivotal moments during the Civil War when the tide turned in favor of the Union.

Civil war in the west

When we say American Civil War, readers usually think of terms like the Confederacy and the Union, the secession of the South from the North, the names of generals like Grant and Lee, the names of battlefields like Bull Run, Antietam and Gettysburg, and last but not least the southern surrender of Appomattox. However, few people are aware that North and South troops have fought bloody battles not only in the eastern United States,but also on the battlefields of New Mexico and Texas.

Died in the name of Confederacy - Part 1

In the fierce battles of the Civil War, both sides suffered bloody losses. Death did not shy away from men in command positions either. In this article, I would like to pay attention to the Confederate generals who perished on the battlefields of the Civil War. The list of fallen generals of the Confederation contains 73 names. Among them were talented dukes, but hopeless scoundrels who did not have much success on the battlefields. Let's try to remember, at least briefly, how they fought or how they died.

Died in the name of Confederacy - Part 2

In the first part of the article, we imagined one army commander and three corps commanders who perished during the Civil War. In today's part, we will focus on the generals who fell at the time when they held the functions of division commanders. There are seven names in the list of fallen generals. This list includes Major General William D. Pender, J.E.B Stuart, W.H.T Walker, Robert R. Rhodes, Stephen D. Ramseur, Patrick R. Cleburne, and Brigadier General John Pegram.

Died in the name of Confederacy - Part 3

In the third part of the article, we will take a close look at the fate of brigadier generals who perished in the fighting of the Civil War for the Confederacy. The total list of fallen brigade commanders contains 62 names. In this section, we will remember the brigadier generals who fell right at the beginning of the war.

Died in the name of Confederacy - Part 7

During 1864, it became increasingly clear that the Confederacy had no chance of winning the war. Nevertheless, the Southern army did not give up and fiercely resisted in bloody battles, slowing down the advance of Union troops into the interior of the southern states. Thousands of Southern soldiers and officers perished in these furious clashes. Among them are 11 brigadier generals. We will recall their fate in today's article.

Fort Sumter

Every war has a cause and an excuse. The causes of the American Civil War are well known, but what was the pretext?

Grierson's Raid

Grierson's Raid was a Union cavalry raid during the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. It ran from April 17 to May 2, 1863, as a diversion from Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's main attack plan on Vicksburg, Mississippi.

The clutches of the American eagle I

Of all the armed forces of the West, the US military has the shortest and, I dare say, the strangest history. Usually, the armed forces go down in history through battle, and the strangeness of the American military begins with the fact that in the battle, which dates back to the beginning of the North American military, this army did not fight at all, because it did not exist yet.

The clutches of the American eagle II

The militia system of the army, which the United States preferred after its inception, did not allow the creation of a unified rear service. When war broke out with the Seminoles in Florida in 1818, engineering units had to be decommissioned to supply field units because civilian contractors failed to fulfill contracts. This led War Minister Calhoun to put pressure on Congress to release funds for intendant administration ...





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