Arguably the lowest point for the Army of the Potomac, the Battle of Fredericksburg was lost before it began, due to poor decisions made by the top brass.
Ever been to a Civil War reenactment? Here’s a short video full of the sights and sounds of a small reenactment in Woodbury, CT. As you can see, I was able to get pretty close to the action.
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.
The first combat experience of the 14th Connecticut was at Bloody Lane, one of the bloodiest fights of the entire war.
The new recruits of the Fourteenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry marched into history on America’s bloodiest day.
The last short video in this series about Shiloh National Military Park visits a few locations on the eastern portion of the battlefield—the place where Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston was killed, Bloody Pond, and a cluster of Indian mounds near the Tennessee River.
Today’s video is about little Shiloh Church, from which the battle received its name. Learn about its history, construction, destruction, and recent reconstruction.
In this second of four videos, we continue our visit to Shiloh National Battlefield Park by looking at the southern portion of the battlefield near Rhea’s Field and the Shiloh Branch of Owl Creek.
Today’s video is the first of four short videos about the Shiloh National Battlefield Park, including Pittsburg Landing and the National Cemetery.