Tag Archives: Pittsburg Landing

MAJOR BIERCE ON DESERTION

Any of you who have read my bio of Ambrose Bierce are aware that, despite his innate cynicism regarding the art of war, Ambrose Bierce was anything but a pacifist, much less a coward. During his service with the Union Army during the War … Continue reading

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Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Sunday is a day of rest, or it should be–all the more so if it is Easter Sunday.  April sixth, 1862 started out that way for the Union troops camped along the Tennessee River in west Tennessee.  At Pittsburg Landing, where … Continue reading

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The Battles and Bleaters of the Civil War: Some Thoughts on the History of the History of the War

This edition of the Late Unpleasantness deals not so much about any specific person or event of the Civil War as it does about the search for the truth of what really happened between 1860 and 1866.  That may seem … Continue reading

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Forts Donelson and Henry’s Restless Dead

In both Ghosts and Haunts of the Civil War and Strange Tales of the Dark and Bloody Ground, I chronicled several different hauntings related to the Battle of Shiloh. But before Shioh were Donelson and Henry. Forts Donelson and Henry … Continue reading

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

If there was a single person who left an indelible impact on Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce’s life, it was Brigadier General William Babcock Hazen. Hazen was born in Vermont in 1830, but his family moved westward from New England to the … Continue reading

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The Two Generals Wallace, Part 2

  Lewis Wallace came from a political background, much as had William Wallace. His father had been a successful lawyer and jurist and later served as Lieutenant Governor and then Governor of Indiana. Lewis followed in his father’s footsteps and … Continue reading

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The Two Generals Wallace Part 1

In all the chronicles, memoirs and histories of the war, then and now, some generals have, fairly or not, gotten a disproportionate share of attention. Of course, it is easy to see how Grant and Lee should get the lion’s … Continue reading

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