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THE BATTLE OF WILDCAT MOUNTAIN

THE BATTLE OF WILDCAT MOUNTAIN BY DONEVON STORM COPYWRITE 10/15/2013 Twas the fall of 61. October of Eighteen Hundred and Sixty One. The War of Brothers and Fathers, Men and Boys. Sons of the South and Sons of the North. Some wore Blue and some wore Gray;  their blood...

December 2013 news

   Dear Reader:  This year’s December issue will again be dedicated to the holidays celebrated trench-side. Also enclosing last years December (2012) issue. Have a Blessed Christmas!    A Civil War CHRISTMAS WEDDING!    One of the greatest social events in...

JEFFERSON DAVIS – EXILE AND FINAL YEARS

        After a period of exile in Canada, with his second wife, Varina Howell and children, the impoverished former president finally accepted a post with an insurance company. Contentious and unapologetic, Davis sent years compiling his version of events from his...

LAST DAYS OF ULYSSES S. GRANT

Having negotiated the postwar intrigues of Washington, D. C., Grant was nominated by the Republicans for president and won a close election in l868 – his margin of victory supplied by 300,000 black votes. His two terms were plagues by economic catastrophes...

FIVE CIVIL WAR GENERALS from KENTUCKY

SIMON BOLIVAR BUCKNER (C.S.), born on April 1, 1823 in Kentucky and graduated from West Point in 1844. After winning two brevets in the Mexican War, he resigned and became a businessman in Chicago and struggled to maintain the state’s neutrality. An adjutant general...

THE POOR ARMY MULE

THE POOR ARMY MULE – Over-worked and Under-appreciated! If one of the most overlooked aspects of the Civil War is logistics, then the most participants of this conflict would be the draught animals, particularly mules. A “mule” is a cross between a female horse (mare)...

Camp Wildcat by New York Times

The fight at Camp Wildcat as Published in The New York Times October 27, 1861 W e have a dispatch this morning from Cincinnati, giving one statement in reference to an engagement on Monday, but we have a fuller report by messenger direct from Garrard’s camp. This...