Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg

The question was recently asked, of a large number of notable American Civil War historians, what would have changed if Stonewall Jackson had been at Gettysburg?   http://www.civilwarmonitor.com/analysis/extra-dossier-stonewall-jackson The general consensus was that Jackson would not have changed much, or that the way in which his presence would have changed things is not the one … Continue reading Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg

Controversies of Gettysburg – “Give me a regiment and I’ll take that hill!”

Probably the greatest controversy specifically concerning the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg revolves around the perceived failure of the Confederate army to follow up on their early success after they drove the Army of the Potomac’s First and Eleventh Corps out of their positions north and west of the town and back through … Continue reading Controversies of Gettysburg – “Give me a regiment and I’ll take that hill!”

Controversies of Gettysburg – J. E. B. Stuart’s Ride

The anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg recently passed. One of the most notable of the many controversies and historical debates surrounding the battle concerns the role of the Army of Northern Virginia’s cavalry commander, J. E. B. Stuart.  Famously, before the battle, Stuart took the army’s cavalry for a raid into Union territory that … Continue reading Controversies of Gettysburg – J. E. B. Stuart’s Ride

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