A duel between Kilpatrick and Wheeler, which began at West Point, would provide a fascinating sideshow as Sherman rolled through Georgia and the Carolinas.
‘Forged In Fire’: Like tempered steel, the 7th Rhode Island emerged stronger and tougher from the Fredericksburg inferno
Like tempered steel, the 7th Rhode Island emerged stronger and tougher from the Fredericksburg inferno.
When Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton called Joseph Holt into his office on July 18, 1862, it was to offer him the powerful post of judge advocate general.
Gone Fishing: Troops on both sides used improvised tackle to catch fish and supplement their army rations
Soldiers during the war would fish to supplement sometimes meager and unappetizing rations, and it was a common activity among troops in both armies.