Andersonville: A True Connecticut Hero

This Connecticut native’s courage and tenacity meant the families of all but 460 of the almost 13,000 men who died at Andersonville learned how their loved one had died and where he was buried.

Andersonville: A Sea of Graves

This short video about Andersonville National Cemetery is without narration. Don’t mess with your sound settings.

Andersonville: Staying Alive 101

Here’s a look at how one Andersonville prisoner kept himself alive by finding ways to obtain the basic necessities of life.

Andersonville: Loss of Life and Hope

“Five hundred men marched silently toward the gates that were to shut out life and hope from most of them forever.”  -John McElroy

Andersonville: Disaster in the Making

First in a series of videos about Andersonville Prison, this short video shows the location and layout of prison stockade.

Thunder on Ol’ Man River

The USS Hartford, Admiral David Farragut’s flagship and four gunboats of the Mississippi River Squadron appear in the second novel of my Shiloh Trilogy.

Cold Harbor

The Battle of Cold Harbor was the most lop-sided defeat suffered by the Army of the Potomac. Decades later, Gen. U. S. Grant still regretted ordering the assault.

The Art of the Mule Shoe

The desperate fighting at Spotsylvania on May 12, 1864 inspired several artists to record their impressions of that bloody day on canvas. (Look for next installment January 8, 2016.)

 

Civil War Traveler

Whether you’re thinking of touring only one Civil War site or several, the CivilWarTraveler website is the place to start. You will find lots of resources and information about lesser known sites that will make your trip more pleasant and beneficial.