Category Archives: C. W. Tidbits

The Bloodiest Hour of the Civil War- Cold Harbor
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The Bloodiest Hour of the Civil War- Cold Harbor

As part of Grant’s Overland Campaign of 1864 the Union army was once again making a push for the Confederate …Read the Rest

Seven Days’ Battles-1862
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Seven Days’ Battles-1862

General George McClellan after gaining command of the Army of the Potomac and whipping it into shape began his Peninsula …Read the Rest

What is it about Richmond, VA?
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What is it about Richmond, VA?

You know after looking at a map I am often amazed that it took the North so long to capture …Read the Rest

Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson & Shrine
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Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson & Shrine

On May 4, 1863 Jackson was brought to Fairfield Plantation owned by the Chandler family since 1854 at Guinea Station, VA. …Read the Rest

July 21st- 150th anniversary of the first major battle of the Civil War
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July 21st- 150th anniversary of the first major battle of the Civil War

Although the firing on Ft. Sumter at Charleston Harbor in April of 1861 marked the beginning of the Civil War, it …Read the Rest

Technology outpaced tactics
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Technology outpaced tactics

Why was the Civil War so bloody? Why were the casualty numbers so great and horrific? The answer is simply due …Read the Rest

Ulysses S. Grant & the 4th of July
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Ulysses S. Grant & the 4th of July

The 4th of July and its significance with the Civil War tends to focus on the monstrous battle at Gettysburg in …Read the Rest

Anesthesia and the Civil War
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Anesthesia and the Civil War

One of the major misconceptions regarding medicine during the Civil War was that anesthesia (ether) was not available especially in …Read the Rest

The Role of the Federal Government during the Civil War
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The Role of the Federal Government during the Civil War

It truly is ironic.  One of the issues surrounding the basis for Southern secession was the belief that the federal government …Read the Rest

Dog Tags
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Dog Tags

The need for dog tags in the U.S. military was brought about with the Civil War.  Identifying dead soldiers became a real …Read the Rest

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