Battles in the East, Civil War Trivia

Wilderness Recap (Links)

It occurred to me that I wrote a LOT of posts about the Wilderness in this last blog series and they were a bit scattered between non-Wilderness posts. So, for the convenience of future readers, here are the links to each of these posts so you'll be able to find them in some reasonable order.… Continue reading Wilderness Recap (Links)

Battles in the East, Gab About Generals

Longstreet’s Wounding – Wilderness May 6th 1864

In the afternoon of May 6th, 1864, James Longstreet of the First Corps had launched a devastating flanking maneuver upon the Federal left from an unfinished railroad cut in the Wilderness. Led by one of his staff officers, four Confederate brigades poured into Winfield Scott Hancock’s II Corps and forced them back to their earthworks… Continue reading Longstreet’s Wounding – Wilderness May 6th 1864

Battles in the East

“Lee to the Rear!” – Longstreet’s Rescue in the Wilderness, May 6th 1864

Finally, after marching through the early morning hours, James Longstreet’s First Corps finally appeared out along the Plank Road to face Union General Winfield Scott Hancock’s II Corps. In the lead was John Gregg and his brigade of Texans and Arkansans and were some of the first to witness this near rout of their fellow… Continue reading “Lee to the Rear!” – Longstreet’s Rescue in the Wilderness, May 6th 1864

Battles in the East

“Here we go again” – Second Manassas, 1862

Thirteen months after the first major engagement of the Civil War, the Union and Confederate armies are converging upon the same point of interest. By now, many of the troops are seasoned veterans. Commanders are earning reputations for themselves (good and bad) and volunteers are learning what it means to be a soldier. Players John… Continue reading “Here we go again” – Second Manassas, 1862