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Posted November 7th, 2014 at 11:40 AM by Viperlord (Viperlord's History Blog)

So as it happens, I've had a couple of minor things published in journals. If anyone is interested in reading them, they are available here. You'll need to register or just log in with Facebook to see them.

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The Butcher: Ulysses S. Grant... Or Henry Halleck?

Posted August 6th, 2014 at 08:31 AM by Viperlord (Viperlord's History Blog)

Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant was accused by Mary Lincoln and some Northern newspapers of being a "butcher" for the casualties incurred by the Overland Campaign of 1864. It's a charge that was taken up by former Confederates and later members of the "Lost Cause", who sought to portray a South that outfought the foul Yankees at every turn and was only overwhelmed by superior numbers. I've addressed much of this narrative of Grant's generalship on this forum before, and among...
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Battle of Brawner's Farm- Stonewall meets the Iron Brigade

Posted April 5th, 2013 at 09:54 AM by Viperlord (Viperlord's History Blog)
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The opening clash in the Second Battle of Manassas erupted on August 28th. The ailing Rufus King's division of Federal troops was marching along the Warrenton Turnpike, bound for Centreville, where Union Maj. Gen. John Pope, commanding officer of the Army of Virginia, believed Stonewall Jackson's men to be located. In fact, Jackson and his veteran divisions...
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