I'm doing an image of the CSS Arkansas running the Union Fleet. Built a few 3D models to put it all together but cant seem to get a consensus on what ships were actually involved. One map doesn't show any of the City Class ironclads and another says there were up to 39 union ships. I have the Benton, Essex, Hartford and some others but have you come across any research that states which ships were involved?
ErnieMac, I just read your account of Stoneman's activities in E. Tenn (March 24, 2015). Most interesting. Could you suggest a good book(s) covering the US 4th Army Corps after the capture of Atlanta? My great grandfather went from the 96th Ill. to a clerkship at 4th army HQ at that time. His letters are sent from a number of locations, including Nashville, Huntsville and Bulls Gap.
I have a question that I'm hoping someone can help me with. While doing some research for my upcoming book on the 33rd Alabama Infantry, I came across a letter from a member of that regiment that, speaking of cannonballs at Chickamauga, describes them as being: "from the size of marbles to that of tiaballs.”
Does anyone know what a "tiaball" might be? Would appreciate any insights or help, here!
I have been asked to provide a comprehensive list of American Civil war Museums in the U.S. and abroad for a friend in New Orleans who is planning a Civil War Museum in that city.
Does anyone have access to this information so that he can collaborate here in the states and with museums abroad?