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Alabama Brigadier General Alpheus Baker
Alpheus Baker            Alpheus Baker was born on 28 May, 1828 in Clover Hill, South Carolina. He became a school teacher at age sixteen and taught in South Carolina, Georgia, and eventually settled in Eufaula, Alabama.  At the age of twenty, he began read...

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Braxton Bragg: Exactly what was that guy's problem?
General Braxton Bragg        My old military history professor in college was a guy named Doctor Ikerman. He was the first to explain the difference in an art and a science when it comes to warfare. In science, you can repeat an experiment and it always has...

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Thomas Muldrop Logan: Sherman's Youngest Confederate General
Thomas Muldrop Logan         Thomas Muldrop Logan was a long lanky Confederate Brigadier General by the end of the war. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1840. He graduated first in the South Carolina College in 1860 and began the war as a privat...

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James Green Martin: Old One Wing
Brigadier General James Green Martin        James G. Martin was born in North Carolina in 1819. He entered West Point in 1836, graduating 14th in the Class of 1840. He stood eight places behind William "Cump" Sherman, two places behind George H. Thomas, and...

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James Byron Gordon: A Brave, Intelligent Commander
James Byron Gordon        One of the little known brigadier general's that gave his life for the Confederacy was James Byron Gordon of North Carolina. He was born in 1822 in Wilkes County, North Carolina.  He was of Scottish descent.  He was a distant cousi...

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Percy Wyndham and Turner Ashby
Sir Percy Wyndham        Of the colorful characters of the war, Percy Wyndham was not even a citizen of the United States. He was an English soldier of fortune He was a bit of an enigma. He was born on a ship in the English Channel in 1833 and came to Ameri...

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Did George Custer have OCD?
George Armstrong Custer        I'm reading a great book entitled The Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick. I've read several books on the Battle of Little Bighorn, but this is by far the most interesting. I have just gotten to the beginning of the battle and I...

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The Truth About Confederate Massacres
The Fort Pillow Massacre        In my last blog I discussed the Northern myth of the white supremacist Southerners. Now, I'd like to discuss the misleading stories of Confederate massacres on black Federal troops. The most famous of all would be the Fort Pi...

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The Northern Theory of Confederate White Supremacy
White and Black Confederate Soldier        I've been reading online lately about the ongoing argument both for and against the theory that there were black Confederate soldiers. Sons of Confederate Veterans members argue that there were up to 90,000 black s...

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Reminiscences of the Civil War by John Brown Gordon
Confederate Major General John B. Gordon        I just finished reading John Brown Gordon's book called Reminiscences of the Civil War. Gordon was an outstanding combat commander in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia although he had no formal militar...
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