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  1. Andy Cardinal

    Say What? Saturday: Slocum Reacts to Hooker's Orders at Chancellorsville, May 1, 1863

    When Joseph Hooker was named commander of the Army of the Potomac in January, 1863, the officer corps was skeptical. Hooker was known to be self-promoter who had been intriguing for the top spot. But he surprised his subordinates by improving supply and restoring morale. Hooker surprised his...
  2. alan polk

    Say What Saturday: Burials After Chickasaw Bayou

    December 26-29, 1862. While Grant marched south along the Central Mississippi Railroad, Sherman moved down the Mississippi River from Memphis and attacked Vicksburg at Chickasaw Bayou. Samuel Mitchel was a Confederate private helping to hold the works at the base of the mighty Chickasaw Bluffs...
  3. lelliott19

    Say What Anniversary Special: Thomas R. R. Cobb at Fredericksburg

    157 YEARS AGO - December 13, 1862. Brigadier General Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb was mortally wounded while commanding his brigade behind the stone wall, beneath Marye's Heights at the Battle of Fredericksburg. A Union artillery shell burst near the Stephens house and a piece of shrapnel hit him...
  4. lelliott19

    Say What Anniversary Special: Irish Brigade at Fredericksburg

    The writer was an eye witness to the charge of the Irish brigade at Fredericksburg. General Lee had, at the time, the finest army in history. Two formidable lines of battle were protected by a rock wall and defended by Cobb's and Kershaw's brigades of McLaw's division (one fourth of whom, I...
  5. Andy Cardinal

    Say What? Saturday: Quotes in Recognition of the Anniversary of Mine Run, Part 2

    (Image from findagrave) General Meade had ordered a massive attack on Mine Run on the morning of November 30, 1863. Gouverneur Warren was to command the attack, which was to begin at 8:00 a.m. It was a freezing cold morning. Thomas Galwey of the 8th Ohio wrote that men were waiting "for the...
  6. Andy Cardinal

    Say What? Saturday: Quotes in Recognition of the Anniversary of Mine Run, Part 1

    In late November 1863, Army of the Potomac commander George Gordon Meade launched an offensive to try to bring Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia to battle. The resulting Mine Run Campaign ended with no major battle. Over the next 3 days, we will feature three Say What? quotes to...
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