It’s here! A Mortal Blow to the Confederacy: The Fall of New Orleans, 1862. The spring of 1862 saw a furious naval battle begin at Forts Jackson and St. Philip. The city entered the Easter season with a sense of dread. The distant bombardment reached their ears portending an ominous outcome. The drama that unfolded once the Union fleet and army reached the city was an early harbinger of the dark days to come for the Confederacy.Continue reading →
Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Divided Poles in a Divided Nation describes the fascinating story of nine transplanted Poles who participated in the Civil War. They span three generations and are connected by culture, nationality and adherence to their principles and ideals. The common thread that runs through their lives—the Polish White Eagle—is that they came from a country that had basically disintegrated at the end of the previous century, yet they carried the concepts of freedom they inherited from their forefathers to the New World to which they immigrated.Continue reading →
Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, the legendary Confederate general died as a result of “friendly fire.” In May 1863 after executing a smashing flank attack at Chancellorsville, Virginia, some of Jackson’s own men mistook him and his reconnaissance party for the enemy. They opened fire and mortally wounded the great general who died days later. All parties agreed it was an accident—or was it?
The Stonewall Jackson Conspiracy explores this intriguing question.Continue reading →