5 09, 2018

BATTLE OF HOOVER’S GAP – TULLAHOMA CAMPAIGN

2018-09-26T17:59:23+00:00

The Battle of Hoover's Gap was the principal battle in the Tullahoma Campaign, the campaign for possession of Middle Tennessee waged by Union General William Rosecrans' Army of the Cumberland against Gen. Braxton Bragg's Confederate Army of Tennessee. Conducted from June 24 to July 3, 1863, The Tullahoma Campaign is regarded

BATTLE OF HOOVER’S GAP – TULLAHOMA CAMPAIGN 2018-09-26T17:59:23+00:00
5 09, 2018

BATTLE OF FORT PILLOW

2018-09-26T18:04:56+00:00

By the spring of 1864, Fort Pillow, on the banks of the Mississippi River in western Tennessee, had changed hands several times in the War. Now, the Union controlled it, and the fort had become a stronghold for black freedmen and escaped slaves, Southern Unionist politicians and businessmen, and Confederate

BATTLE OF FORT PILLOW 2018-09-26T18:04:56+00:00
5 09, 2018

SNODGRASS HILL – THE BATTLE OF CHICKAMAUGA

2018-09-26T18:06:01+00:00

The Battle of Chickamauga lasted for three days, Sept.18-20, 1863. It was the worst Union defeat in the Western Theater, and only the Battle of Gettysburg resulted in more casualties. By September 1863, the Union Army of the Cumberland, under the command of General William Rosecrans, was ready to deliver

SNODGRASS HILL – THE BATTLE OF CHICKAMAUGA 2018-09-26T18:06:01+00:00
5 09, 2018

BATTLE OF KENNESAW MOUNTAIN

2018-09-26T18:07:09+00:00

The Battle for Kennesaw Mountain, June 27th, 1864 was part of the Campaign for Atlanta. That city, just 20 miles away, produced much of the arsenal for the Rebel Army. Also the intersection of four important railroad lines, Atlanta was a vital military target. Union commander William Sherman Union Maj.

BATTLE OF KENNESAW MOUNTAIN 2018-09-26T18:07:09+00:00
5 09, 2018

CHEATHAM HILL – THE DEAD ANGLE

2018-09-22T22:42:15+00:00

The main Union assault during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was against a a heavily fortified salient on the left flank of the Rebel line, filled with Gen. Frank Cheatham's rugged and hard fighting 1st/27th Tennessee Regiment. This bulge in the entrenched line, an inverted V pointing down the

CHEATHAM HILL – THE DEAD ANGLE 2018-09-22T22:42:15+00:00
5 09, 2018

NASHVILLE’S SMOKEY ROW AND GEN. ROSECRANS’ PUBLIC SAFETY LAWS

2018-09-22T18:19:09+00:00

NASHVILLE SMOKEY ROW PROSTITUTE In 1860, before the Civil War began, Nashville had 20,000 residents and was the 8th largest city in the South. Steamboats on the busy Cumberland River and four railroads converged on the booming city. With the easy movement men, supplies, and artillery, Union General

NASHVILLE’S SMOKEY ROW AND GEN. ROSECRANS’ PUBLIC SAFETY LAWS 2018-09-22T18:19:09+00:00
5 09, 2018

HERROLD’S MILL

2018-09-22T18:32:22+00:00

HERROLD'S MILL Herrold’s Mill (in Athens, Ohio), now White's Mill, serves as a local gathering place for farmers and local wags in How Can A Man Die Better. I worked at White's Mill in the 1980s and learned of some of its history. Southeastern Ohio was filled with active abolitionists

HERROLD’S MILL 2018-09-22T18:32:22+00:00
5 09, 2018

CAMP DENNISON

2018-09-22T18:41:21+00:00

Camp Dennison, located 17 miles from Cincinnati, Ohio, was a military recruiting and training facility for the United States Army during the American Civil War located near the Ohio and Little Miami Rivers and the Little Miami Railroad. The rivers and railroad provided quick transportation from various parts of Ohio

CAMP DENNISON 2018-09-22T18:41:21+00:00
5 09, 2018

ANDERSONVILLE PRISON

2018-09-22T23:54:53+00:00

Andersonville Prison, Georgia, officially named Camp Sumter, was the largest Confederate prison camp. It only existed for 14 months, but during that time, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here. 13,000 of these men died from disease, poor sanitation, and malnutrition. The first prisoners arrived at Andersonville in late

ANDERSONVILLE PRISON 2018-09-22T23:54:53+00:00
5 09, 2018

ALBANY MANUAL LABOR ACADEMY

2018-09-22T18:55:34+00:00

The Albany (Athens County, Ohio) Manual Labor Academy, was founded in 1847 in by William and Eliza Lewis. It would be the first school for black children in Ohio. The school's original mission statement was “By combining Manual Labor with study, we intend to rebuke the withering spirit of caste…make

ALBANY MANUAL LABOR ACADEMY 2018-09-22T18:55:34+00:00
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