Category Archives: Battle of Stone’s River

BEHOLD A PALE RIDER: A CIVIL WAR GHOST TALE

TRUE OR NOT?  BIERCE’S TALE OF A “BAFFLED” AMBUSH Having just spent several years researching the wartime career of Ambrose Bierce, famous short story writer, Civil War soldier and aficionado of the bizarre and supernatural, readers will forgive me if, from time … Continue reading

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General Debility and General Winter: A Civil War Christmas, Part 11

Christmas, 1864  The valiant Army of Tennessee had been smashed; the tattered remnants were in full retreat as they were closely pursued by General Thomas’ Army of the Cumberland.  During the pursuit, a brigadier sends an urgent message to his divisional … Continue reading

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William B. Hazen, the “Best Hated” Man in the Army

William Babcock Hazen was born in Vermont in 1830, but his family moved westward from New England to the Midwest when he was still young. After graduating from West Point in 1855, he spent most of his early military career … Continue reading

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A Cold Night at Stone’s River

I had been on a discussion board on LinkedIn in reference to Ambrose Bierce’s Civil War writings recently–a favorite topic of mine, since I just finished a book dealing specifically with his war career. In passing I mentioned that both … Continue reading

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Christmas, 1862: A Civil War Christmas, Part 6

CHRISTMAS 1862. It had been a bloody year and December of 1862 proved to be a bloody month. The confidence and optimism of the Rebels had been dimmed by the defeats at Forts Donelson and Henry, the loss of Nashville … Continue reading

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