1864

  1. Viperlord

    May 5-6, 1864: The Battle of the Wilderness

    On May 5th, 1864, during the American Civil War, the Battle of the Wilderness began, in the same wooded terrain as the previous year's Battle of Chancellorsville. This battle was the first clash between Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac...
  2. S

    Danish War of 1864

    Also called the Second Schleswig War, regarding the claim of the King of Denmark to the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein. Holstein was mostly German while Schleswig was mostly German in the south and Danish in the north. The war was the first of the three wars of Bismarck's program of German...
  3. Kahu

    Rewi's Last Stand - The Battle of Ōrākau 1864

    Rudall Charles Victor Hayward MBE (4 July 1900 – 29 May 1974) was a pioneer New Zealand filmmaker from the 1920s to the 1970s, who directed seven feature films and numerous others. His films were made on a shoestring budget, and in an interview from 1961 Hayward explains, “We had a sound...
  4. Viperlord

    "It Is A Fearful Thing": Wiliam Rosecrans and Samuel Curtis, Missouri 1864

    While doing some reading just today, I stumbled across a citation to the ORs dealing with the aftermath of the Battle of Westport, in reference to some quarrel between Maj. Gen'ls Samuel R. Curtis and William S. Rosecrans. I have quite a bit of interest in Curtis and more than a passing one...
  5. Viperlord

    Grant, Sigel, and Ord: West Virginia/Shenandoah 1864

    Partly out of idle curiosity, partly because it might inform my next major post on Ulysses S. Grant when that happens, I was going through the Official Records. Particularly, I was going through correspondence in early 1864, curious to see some of the process of Grant planning and evolving...
  6. Viperlord

    If It Takes All Summer: The Strategy of Ulysses S. Grant in 1864

    As 1864 dawned, the Civil War seemed to still very much hang in the balance. Despite Ulysses S. Grant's decisive victory at Chattanooga, a Confederate army still guarded Northern Georgia, Kirby Smith's virtually independent Confederate department of the Trans-Mississippi still stood, and...
  7. B

    The 1864 Election in Louisiana and Tennessee

    These states were mostly under Union control and submitted votes for Lincoln which were not counted, but I don't see any figures of the popular vote. How was the Presidential election conducted in those states?
  8. Romanianboy2013

    Second Schleswig War 1864

    I never knew too much about this war, but what caught my attention is that the Danish navy dominated the seas and beat the hell out the prussian and their austrian allies navies at sea. On the land,sadly, the prussians were better soldiers. As I understand the war was about the control of the...
  9. Salah

    Jubal Early takes Washington DC, 1864

    In July of 1864, Jubal Early took a detachment of the Army of Northern Virginia to flush the Union general David Hunter out of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Hunter retreated into West Virginia with little resistance, and Early was able to advance all the way to the fortifications of Washington...
  10. Salah

    The Shenandoah Campaign of 1864

    The fighting in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley in mid-1864 seems to be a neglected aspect of the American Civil War. Two of the War's most infamously belligerent generals, Philip Sheridan and Jubal Early, faced each other in several battles in the fall of 1864. Early burned Chambersburg and even...
  11. Gudenrath

    1864 - Upcoming Danish series about the Second Schleswig War

    Just wanted to share the trailer for this, the most expensive tv-production in Danish tv history, a tv series in 8 episodes (also to be released as a movie). Unfortunately there are no English subtitles for the trailer (there is a couple of scenes with German and English dialogue though)...
  12. jegates

    Rio Hill 1864 Skirmish

    Continuing my recon mission. After checking out the battlefield of Jack's Shop, I am staying close to my base to discover more local sights before treading even deeper behind enemy lines... Today I discover a small skirmish just about 3 miles from where I rest my head at night. And, to my...
  13. Salah

    McClellan wins the 1864 election

    George McClellan wins the American presidential elections of 1864, defeating Abraham Lincoln. What happens? Will he negotiate with the South, or by this late hour, will he continue to prosecute the War? What would a reconstruction look like in his administration?
  14. Salah

    The Battle of Franklin, Nov. 30th, 1864

    There were few battles in the American Civil War that made Confederate soldiers look more gallant, or a Confederate general look more disgraceful, then Franklin. Nineteen miles to the south of Nashville, Tennessee, John Bell Hood and his Army of Tennessee attacked entrenched Federals under the...
  15. Salah

    The Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, May 8-21 1864

    Since we have be chewing on a lot of Civil War generals lately, I thought it would be interesting to examine some of the battles of the War for their own sake. The 'battle' of Spotsylvania Courthouse was in fact a series of battles, all, predictably, taking place in the vicinity of...
  16. D

    What if McClelland won the Election of 1864?

    Would there have been a negotiated end to the Civil War? I would think with McClelland as President that would have been possible
  17. Salah

    Command Crisises in the Overland Campaign, May-June 1864

    May and June of 1864 witnessed a clash of the titans in northern Virginia. Lt. General Ulysses S Grant directed the movements of the Army of the Potomac in a series of costly battles with Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. The Overland Campaign, as it came to be called, was one of the most...
  18. Benjamin

    The Dreyse needle gun and the Second Schleswig War, 1864

    The following is an excerpt of my article: THE PRUSSIAN NEEDLE GUN MAKES ITS DEBUT – THE SKIRMISH AT LUNDBY 1864" The full article can be found at historyman.dk: The village of Lundby near Aalborg, Denmark 3 July 1864 – early morning. Heymann, a young Prussian corporal, is nervous. For the...
  19. Viperlord

    Oct. 25, 1864 - Battle of Mine Creek

    The Battle of Mine Creek, Kansas, lasted only about thirty minutes, but was disastrous for Sterling Price's Confederate army. Following his clear defeat at the Battle of Westport two days previous, Price and his Army of Missouri were retreating as fast as they could towards Arkansas. In hot...
  20. Viperlord

    Oct. 23, 1864 - Battle of Westport

    The Battle of Westport was the largest engagement west of the Mississippi River in the Civil War, sometimes referred to as the "Gettysburg of the West". In September, Sterling Price had launched an invasion of Missouri. All his units were mounted, as the infantry units intended to support him...