The changing course of the Mississippi River radically altered the geography of two historic Civil War locations shortly after the war.
The Old Courthouse, Christ Episcopal Church, and the Duff Green Mansion in Vicksburg, Mississippi will provide historical settings for the second novel of my Shiloh Trilogy.
The soft soil around Vicksburg made digging of the city’s extensive network of fortifications easier, but it also facilitated Union troops in building their own siege line and in undermining the Confederate works.
Between the lines at Gettysburg, fighting went back and forth for possession of the Bliss Farm for more than a day, yet few people know about it.
The ruins of the Windsor mansion are certainly worth a short side trip if you happen to find yourself in the area of Port Gibson or Alcorn State University in Mississippi.
The death of Stonewall Jackson was caused by men under his own command and need not have happened. It was a loss the Confederacy never recovered from.
Why was Harper’s Ferry, WV so important to both sides in the Civil War? The 14th Connecticut spent six hard weeks there after Antietam.
For your July 4th, here’s a slow, quiet stroll through Antietam National Cemetery in honor of Independence Day and the many thousands who gave all for the freedom of others.
The 14th Connecticut is pressed into further duty and witnesses the mortal wounding of a great general.