Posts belonging to Category 'Battle'

Battlefield Dispatches No. 237: ‘Battle of Mine Creek’

Monday, Oct. 25 is the 146th Anniversary of the Battle of Mine Creek that was the largest Civil War battle in Kansas and the second largest “CAVALRY” battle in the entire Civil War. The largest cavalry battle of the war was at Brandy Station, Va., on June 8, 1863 in which approximately 20,500 horse soldiers [...]

Heart of Louisiana: Battle of Port Hudson

When we think of Civil War battles, most of us are familiar with names like Gettysburg or even the siege at Vicksburg. But one of the most significant and bloodiest battles between the north and south took place on Louisiana soil, at a Confederate stronghold along the Mississippi River.
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Civil War historians pitch battle at Fort Knox

Visitors to Fort Knox were taken on a trip back to the Civil War this weekend. 
More than 200 re-enactors staged battles between the North and the South, as the Confederacy tried to capture the fort from the Union.
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Mesilla was site of Civil War battle

Mesilla Valley residents of the 21st century have more in common with the Confederacy than they realize.
“For most people, the American Civil War is something back East. They don’t realize it occurred out here and the people who were in Mesilla – which, at the time, New Mexico was New Mexico, Arizona and the southern [...]

Bloody Civil War battle mostly forgotten

JOHNS ISLAND —
Former slaves fought their old masters, both thirsty to kill.
The Battle of Bloody Bridge was so murderous the wounded were bayoneted and thrown into pits, so the story goes.
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Carthage marks date of Civil War battle

According to his family’s oral history, the great-great-great-uncle of Paul Lewis, of Carl Junction, fought in the 1861 Battle of Carthage.
At the time, the family lived just southeast of Carthage, Lewis said, and his relative had joined a volunteer militia to aid the Union troops against the Confederate army.
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Vicksburg’s Role in the Civil War (Audio)

The Battle of Vicksburg in 1863 may have been the most consequential fight of the Civil War. More important than, yes, Gettysburg.
That’s the view of my guest, Winston Groom, the great Alabama-based novelist and historian.
The Vicksburg Siege split the Confederacy in two, brought Ulysses S. Grant to the fore, and sealed, he says, the fate [...]

Corinth, Mississippi – A Little Known Siege of the Civil War

From Shiloh, Tennessee we drove the twenty-two miles south to Corinth, Mississippi located in the Northeast corner of the state. Most people have heard of the Battle of Shiloh, one of the bloodiest in the Civil War, but few know about the siege of Corinth. Corinth during the 1860s was a major railroad crossing connecting [...]

Schrader: Looking for the site of Wesson’s 1st battle

Remembering that S.D. “Deck” Wesson fought his first battle of the Civil War at Williamsburg, Va., in May 1862, I decided to search for the battlefield last week while we were visiting our son in Virginia.
Wesson, a Union soldier from Victor Township, had been encamped near Washington, D.C.,  and Alexandria, Va., as he began his [...]

Letters from Ashland pioneer detail Civil War battle

A ghost has been said to haunt the city’s Black Swan Inn, but owner Tracy Egan says she’s has had no problems with the spirit world since she brought the old house back to its historic beauty and paid $1,000 for six letters written by the man who built it, Col. William H. Silsby, during [...]