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.)

 

A Season in the Wilderness

Beyond the struggle for survival in battle, the Wilderness forced Michael Palmer, the protagonist in my novel, An Eye for Glory, to face the dark reality of how the war was changing him.

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.

The Fickle Father of Waters

The changing course of the Mississippi River radically altered the geography of two historic Civil War locations shortly after the war.

USS Cairo Museum

The combined efforts of salvage, preservation, and restoration have resulted in a wonderful exhibit of a Civil War era ironclad gunboat that is not to be missed.

To read a fine article on the discovery, salvage, and preservation of the USS Cairo, click here.