Category Archives: Confederate Veteran Magazine

The post-war Union view

The Nov. 28, 1863, Rebel attack on the Union pickets in front of Fort Sanders’ northwest bastion was as clear a tip off as anything could be that a larger ground attack was imminent, according to these recollections in the … Continue reading

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Yet more on Gen. Bragg

As I’ve said, Gen. Bragg is interesting enough to be worthy of a book or two, and, indeed, there have been several. Here we conclude Dr. S.H. Stout’s recollections of Bragg from Confederate Veteran magazine of May, 1895: “Gen. Braxton … Continue reading

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The boy battery at Richmond, 1865

From Confederate Veteran magazine, January, 1911 issue: “Recollections of the retreat from Richmond in April 1865: “At Chesterfield Courthouse I met Huger’s (formerly Alexander’s) Battalion of Artillery, where I had previously served, [and found] we looked back at the great … Continue reading

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More on Braxton Bragg

Continuation of Confederate Veteran Magazine’s 1895 article on Gen. Bragg by Dr. S.H. Stout: “None who  approached appealing for justice, pleading for mercy, or asking a favor, ever went from his presence unheard. He would not allow needless interruptions. His … Continue reading

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Bully for Bragg (he’s hell on retreat)

Braxton Bragg, commanding general of the Army of the Tennessee, did not endear himself to Gen. Longstreet or his command after Chickamauga. The following piece from the May, 1895 edition of Confederate Veteran Magazine may help explain the generally reticent … Continue reading

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Why I believe Gen. Humphreys sat out the attack

If you only read the Official Records, you would have to assume that Gen. Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, who took over the Mississippi Brigade after Gen. William Barksdale’s death at Gettysburg, was in the vanguard of the brigade’s two regiments which … Continue reading

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