Bob Hubbs on “Was General Grant Really Surprised at Shiloh?”
Battle of Shiloh by Thure de Thulstrup (Wikipedia)
Bob addressed a few provocative questions about this famous battle:
- Shiloh – the horrible experience during which Grant became a general and Lincoln is elevated to Commander-In–Chief – How so?
- Grant and his trial by fire – What happened to him?
- Shiloh, the never expected, the least understood, and the most painful experience of the American Civil War – Why?
- Shiloh – the battle with more myths and less facts than any major killing of American soldiers – How can this be? Continue reading
Based on “The Battle at Fredericksburg, Part 2” by Alan Sissenwein
Q#1 – What Union commander was the first to occupy the town of Fredericksburg? Continue reading
Alan Sissenwein on “The Battle at Fredericksburg, Part 2”
Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside
Alan concluded his two-part presentation, covering the main portion of the 1862 battle and its aftermath.
Meeting Minutes February 2013
Tom Roza wrote the following summary.
Alan Sissenwein conducted the second of a two-part presentation on the Battle at Fredericksburg. Part 1 had covered all the activities up thru December 12, 1862; Part 2 covered the main portion of the battle and its aftermath. Continue reading
Based on “The Battle at Fredericksburg, Part 1” by Alan Sissenwein
Q#1 – The presentation began in January 1863, after the actual Battle of Fredericksburg. How did General Burnside celebrate being relieved of command of the Army of the Potomac? Continue reading