Check it out.
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Tags: Articles, Civil War Bookshelf, Dmitri Rotov, Irvin McDowell, William B. Franklin
Categories : Articles, Civil War Blogroll, Civil War On the Web, Digital History
The recent flood of posts on various blogs resulting from the Lowry controversy has been fascinating. Now there’s one out there that’s tangential but tantalizing – tangentializing? Check out Dmitri’s riff on Crossroads’ retort to Opinionator’s opinion. It’s a shame that Dmitri doesn’t allow comments (that’s his right, of course), but if you want to express your thoughts – recognizing they be thoughts on the post and not knee-jerk reactions to the poster and whatever you suspect his motivations to be – feel free to comment away! I know this is supposed to be my blog, and you may think it inappropriate for me to entertain a discussion of another blogger’s post, but hell, it IS my blog and I can do whatever I want, so there.
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Tags: Abraham Lincoln, Articles, Blogroll, Dmitri Rotov, George McClellan, U. S. Grant
Categories : Abraham Lincoln, Articles, Civil War Blogroll, Civil War On the Web, Digital History
Here’s a thoughtful post by Dmitri Rotov on how we have come to understand – or rather, “know” – what happened to Confederate general Gustavus W. Smith after he took command of the army outside of Richmond in June 1862. The opening sentence says it all:
Common knowledge is the curse of Civil War history.
Post title courtesy of Jeffrey [The Big] Lebowski.
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Tags: Articles, Blogroll, Dmitri Rotov, Gustavus W. Smith, The Big Lebowski
Categories : Articles, Civil War Blogroll, Civil War On the Web
Dmitri Rotov has this interesting series going on Winfield Scott that looks at what Dmitri calls Scott’s “first two offensives” from a slightly different angle. Check it out.
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Tags: Articles, Blogroll, Dmitri Rotov, Winfield Scott
Categories : Articles, Civil War On the Web