Women in the War

A Confederate Nurse in Corinth

When one thinks of Civil War nurses, the name Clara Barton will come screaming from every corner of the internet and historical archives. However, just as Gettysburg, Antietam, and Manassas dominate the bulk of Civil War military history compared to Shiloh and Vicksburg, so Miss Barton overshadows one remarkable nurse in the western theater. Kate… Continue reading A Confederate Nurse in Corinth

Civil War Trivia, Military Medicine, Portraits of Privates

Angel Glow at Shiloh

In researching for my most recent blogs regarding the experiences of soldiers at the Battle of Shiloh, an article continued to pop up that had me tilting my head. The headlines read “Angel’s Glow” and “Glowing Wounds at Shiloh”. At the time, I couldn’t stop to read through the mass of information about glowing bacteria,… Continue reading Angel Glow at Shiloh

Gab About Generals

Albert Sidney Johnston: A Veteran Legend

While there are plenty of high-ranking veteran generals who served in the Civil War, only one came out as permanently immortalized on a battlefield for a death, rather than a smashing victory. Last week, I shared with you about the battle of Shiloh in April of 1862, but didn’t go into detail about its Confederate… Continue reading Albert Sidney Johnston: A Veteran Legend

Battles in the West

Shiloh, 1862: A Rude Awakening

The battle around Shiloh Chapel in southern Tennessee was considered to be something like the first big, major battle of the Civil War. By early 1862, there have been plenty of battles and engagements across both fronts, but the casualties and the significance of Shiloh rocked both sides of the war. With staggering numbers of… Continue reading Shiloh, 1862: A Rude Awakening