Part five in a series. In my last post we finished off the First Battle of Deep
Bottom by examining the final day of major fighting, July 28, 1864. This day
saw intense combat that pitted Confederate infantry under Brig. Gen. James
Conner against Union cava...
Greetings, and Happy Thanksgiving everyone -- I hope you all have a chance to relax, gorge yourself on some turkey, and do some light reading over the next few days (may I suggest catching up on my Operations North of the James series? I'd certainly be than...
Part two in a series In my previous post I outlined the important series of
actions fought north of the James River during the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign
from July – October 1864. This post will explore the means by which Federal
forces participated in th...
Greetings! My apologies for falling off the face of the
planet for a while, but my previous post elicited such deranged hatred from some
of the self-appointed gatekeepers of ACW blogging that I thought it best to lay
low for a while. Mike Andrus describing ...
Well, if ever anyone needed ammunition to bolster their arguments that the haunting legacies of slavery and the Civil War still impact our nation today, the past few weeks have provided an abundance of troubling evidence. I, for one, was very troubled over ...
The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign witnessed many dark days
for the Army of Northern Virginia, but one that has received scant attention is
August 16, 1864. On that day, Lee’s army lost two brigadier generals. This post
will briefly examine the life of Brig. ...
Part four in a series. In my last post we examined the first large-scale fighting
of the First Battle of Deep Bottom – the clash at Tilghman’s Gate on July 27,
1864. When we left Hancock and Sheridan, they were hesitant to follow up the
gains they had won w...
The First Battle of Deep Bottom– also occasionally called the Battle of Darbytown, Strawberry Plains, Tilghman’s Gate, New Market Road ,Gravel Hill, and even Malvern Hill (the latter causing a great deal of confusion) – was part of Grant’s Third Offensive o...
Part One in a Series. What if I was to tell you that a series of desperate battles
was fought on the footsteps of the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia? You’d most likely think that I was referring to the Seven Days Battles of 1862,
right? Wrong. S...
In my previous post , I lamented the troubling legacies of
the American Civil War that have been cropping up in recent headlines. In the
intervening weeks since I wrote that post, a new scandal has broken into the
headlines – a story which contains several ...
Jimmy Price is a Museum Curator with the U.S. Army Center of Military History where he is working on the upcoming National Museum of the United States Army slated to open in 2019. He received his M.A. in Military History from Norwich University in 2009. His first book, The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom Will Be Theirs by the Sword, was nominated in the nonfiction category for the 15th annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards. The Journal of Southern History claims “this slim volume offers considerable insight regarding the black military experience.” His second book, The Battle of First Deep Bottom, was released to critical acclaim in 2014. Jimmy writes about different aspects of the Civil War on his blog, Freedom by the Sword: A Historian’s Journey through the American Civil War Era and has contributed essays to A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign and Hallowed Ground magazine. He lives in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife and three children.
- Norwich UniversityMilitary History, 2006 - 2009
- Virginia Commonwealth UniversityHistory, 2001 - 2005