US Grant

Yankees Afoot in the County

November 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

First regiment dispatched in pursuit of Thompson ~ Nov. 1, 1861 Orders from HQ ~ Wallace to reinforce Oglesby ~ Nov. 5, 1861 Motion of the troops alerted everyone. The wildlife; the water fowl, the Rebels encamped at Belmont. Scouts and spies had already relayed the sketchy information to Col. Read more

Movements Detected

September 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Columbus Fortified Camp Johnston occupied at Belmont The sounds of the Pick Iron could be Heard rippling across the water as Battery Emplacements were carved into the Bluffs. The Iron Banks were most hospitable to the Rebel Forces. The layout of the Chalk Bluffs gave the Confederates the High Read more

Full Moon Eeriness Lights the Plain at Belmont

August 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Steamers Loaded with Troops Leaving Cairo, Ill. Rebel Troops Massed near Hickman, Ky, just North of Reelfoot Lake. It was time. Time to make the move, Polk decided. And, so with the order to Gideon Pillow to secure Columbus ~ which had been floating thru his mind for days ~ finally met the mark of Read more

Ill Winds of the Air in Late August 1861

August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Grant 100, 000 Strong At Cairo ~ PolkĀ ; Pillow securing Mississippi Valley ~ Those were the highlights from Trooper’s dispatch. It was nothing new to anyone who had bothered watching the buildup after the Firing on Fort Sumpter. The next move was obviously clear. Who would make the first Read more

The distorted; confusing simple narrative of the Flag

August 12, 2015 // 1 Comment

Confederate Memorabilia is rolling off the shelves. Like, an Avalanche of momentum created by the False Narrative decrying the Optics of the Rebel Flag. Now, before I go any further, Let’s All get on the Same Page and agree that this post; story ~ issue ~ is not Race Related. If that’s Read more