The American Civil War, A military history detailing the facts, the personalities, the strategies and the tactics and the oddities of America’s only military civil conflict.

The American Civil War was the defining battle in the history of America. It was the end of slavery and the beginning of a truly united country. The bloodshed in the America Civil War was massive. Over 623,000 Americans died and millions were wounded horribly. The entire history of the world was affected by the outcome. In less than a century after the American Civil War, the First and Second World Wars broke out. The rise of the United Sates as a global military power were rooted in the military industrial complex that was born during the 1860s. The liberties outlined in the constitution of the United States of America were cemented in the aftermath of the war.

Grant And His Demons

by Daniel Russ on September 19, 2018

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  As a citizen, Grant failed at perhaps every single endeavor. He failed as a leather worker, as a salesman, and he fell prey to the vagaries of alcoholism. Unkempt and unimpressive in civilian clothing, we often dismissed as a man of the streets. Yet, given command and responsibilities, he was a bit like Churchill- […]

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    by Lewis Yingling Thank you for this post. With the 155th anniversary of the Gettysburg campaign going on, the battle’s anniversary coming up in less than a month and the 155th anniversary of the speech coming in November, It is well that we remember this amazing speech and the man who wrote it. […]

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The Fall And Rise of Ulysses S. Grant.

April 3, 2018
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    When South Carolina began the uprising against the United States, the fervor for war was also burning effulgent. One of the amazing insights gleaned from From Ron Chernow’s book about Ulysses Grant is that the war began as a political topic engaged by people all over the country in taverns and at work […]

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Great Battle Maps

September 11, 2017
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.     The things that distinguish a great battle are either clarity, beauty, or historical documentary importance.  One of the sacraments of the Internet is the access to things like beautifully curated maps of famous battles, and I picked up a few of them to share from Google and Bing and from my collections. […]

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Interesting Quote By Robert E. Lee, Elucidated By A Recent Issue Of The Atlantic.

August 2, 2017
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    . “I think it however a greater evil to the white man than to the black race, & while my feelings are strongly enlisted in behalf of the latter, my sympathies are more strong for the former. The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, socially & physically. The painful […]

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Grant Had A Vision How To Win.

July 22, 2017
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    Ulysses S. Grant was an odd fellow. Quite smart, and scholarly, and rather petite in person, and meticulously dressed if not from time to time, slightly threadbare . “He’s a little’un” quipped a hotel guest when Grant checked in in 1865 in Richmond. He unimpressed people, kept his tongue and when he spoke […]

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Shelby Foote on Ulysses S Grant.

July 2, 2017
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This was Shelby Foote’s description of Ulysses S Grant who checked in that day to meet the Commander in Chief and engage in their first strategic conversation.   Late afternoon off a raw gusty day in early spring – March 8th, a Tuesday, 1864 – the desk clerk at Willard’s hotel, two blocks down from […]

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The Colt Revolving Rifle.

June 1, 2017
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Colt Ring Loader   Colt Revolving Rifle   The Colt Revolving Rifle was an attempt to capitalize on the success of the cylinder operated Colt Navy Revolvers. Everyone was looking for a multiple shot format that worked the best. Why not then just create a long gun version of the revolver action? The Revolving Rifle […]

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The Incredible LeMat Revolver. A Six Gun/Shotgun.

April 26, 2017
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    The LeMat was a cap & ball black powder revolver designed by Jean Alexandre LeMat. This was a creative and useful gun that did not see further use or expanded designs after the American Civil War. It was designed and sold to the Confederate Navy. The New Orleans gun manufacturer LeMat decided that […]

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Sherman Explained To The Government of Atlanta, Why He Intends To Evacuate and Burn Atlanta

April 5, 2017
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  HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION of the MISSISSIPPI in the FIELD Atlanta, Georgia, James M. Calhoun, Mayor, E.E. Rawson and S.C. Wells, representing City Council of Atlanta.   Gentleman: I have your letter of the 11th, in the nature of a petition to revoke my orders removing all the inhabitants from Atlanta. I have read it […]

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The South Began The Civil War With One Large Advantage.

March 28, 2017
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  Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Florida were the first 11 states to leave the United States of America in 1861. Jefferson Davis famously declared that “We seek no aggrandizement, no concession of any kind from the States for which were lately confederated; all we ask […]

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George Armstrong Custer. The Kanye West Of The Old West.

March 24, 2017
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  George Armstrong Custer December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876, was one of the youngest Generals in US military history. He led fro the top at the age of 26. Known for his unique personal style, it can be argued that he was one of the first major self made brands. With finely curated […]

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Confederate and Union Veterans In More Peaceful Times At Gettysburg, 1919.

January 21, 2017
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Mary Chesnut’s Christmas

December 25, 2016
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  Christmas Day, 1863. “Yesterday dined with the Prestons. Wore one of my handsomest Paris dresses (from Paris before the war). Three magnificent Kentucky generals were present, with Senator Orr from South Carolina, and Mr. Miles…Others dropped in after dinner; some without arms, some without legs; von Borcke, who can not speak because of a […]

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The Kepi.

December 12, 2016
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  The Kepi was the typical combatant head wear on both sides of the skirmish line during the American Civil War. The term was adapted from the French Colonial Expeditionary Forces hat at the end of the 19th century. The Union Army Kepi was typically a wool cap that was blue cloth side and black […]

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Amazing Historic Photo Cache on CNN

November 13, 2016
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I found this amazing cache of photos on CNN blogs posted in 2012.  I cut and pasted the entire photo and the description together. I love the Samurai, the soldiers laying cards and the dashing portrait of Zapata.                 Source: http://cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/ Save Save Save Save Save Related Posts:Stay […]

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Happy Veterans Day.

November 11, 2016

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Robert E. Lee Recommends CivilianMilitaryIntelligenceGroup.com

September 7, 2016

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Robert E. Lee Tenders His Resignation From The United States Army.

July 25, 2016
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  (This is his letter to Winfield Scott) General: Since my interview with you on the 18th instant I have felt that I ought not longer to retain my commission in the Army.   I therefore tender my resignation, which I request you will recommend for acceptance. It would have been presented at once, but for […]

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The Day A Slave Named Robert Smalls Purloined A Steamer And Handed It To The Union Navy.

April 16, 2016

Robert Smalls April 5, 1839 -February 22, 1915 On May 12th 1862, the Civil War is burning effulgent in the countryside. Charleston harbor is blockaded by the massive Union Navy, and the defiant Confederates have bolstered their redoubts, bristling with cannons and ironclads. The coastal steamer Planter carried a crew of slaves as it came […]

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