Book Reviews

Book Review – Gabriel, A Novel of the American Civil War

Recently, I had to fortunate privilege of acquiring and reading a book that I might not have normally picked up in a bookstore. Usually if I take a chance on historical fiction – especially Civil War historical fiction – I pick a book that follows a character that I know I’ll become attached to. I… Continue reading Book Review – Gabriel, A Novel of the American Civil War

Battles in the East, Uncategorized

Chancellorsville – The Carnage Was Fearful – Part 2

The Battle – Part 2 At a quarter past 5 o’clock in the morning, the Confederates stormed out of the Wilderness, the Rebel Yell like barreling thunder to those startled Federals. A short resistance was put up by Colonel Adolphus Bushbeck’s 154th New York, about 5,000 men, but it was still no use. The left… Continue reading Chancellorsville – The Carnage Was Fearful – Part 2

Battles in the East

Chancellorsville – The Carnage was Fearful – Part 1

(Because this battle - just one front, mind you - is so massive, I've split this blog into two parts for reading convenience) Background After the failed “Mud March” of late January, 1863, the Army of the Potomac was put under the command of Joseph Hooker. The man who replaced Ambrose Burnside was the same… Continue reading Chancellorsville – The Carnage was Fearful – Part 1