Providence Restaurant Weeks Roundup

Providence Restaurant Weeks Roundup

One of the nicest parts about living in Providence is the very high density of quality restaurants. Almost every¬†intersection in town is within a few blocks of an excellent eatery. So Restaurant Week is something to look forward to. This year we got a bonus week, so I got to eat out a lot. My […]

September 20, 1863

September 20, 1863

Braxton Bragg spent the evening of the 19th being as useless as possible. Despite the confusion reigning in the woods that day, his men had done fairly well and pushed the Yankees back past the Lafayette Road. They hadn’t gotten north of the Union troops, but they were in a good position to attack and […]

September 19, 1863

September 19, 1863

Although it was one of the bloodiest confrontations of the Civil War, and despite being a rare Southern victory in the western theater, the Battle of Chickamauga is mostly forgotten. The battle took place south of Chattanooga, close to the borders of Alabama and Georgia, but even in those states the Eastern battles are better […]

The Man Who Lost Gettysburg

The Man Who Lost Gettysburg

Gettysburg plays a central role in the mythology of the Lost Cause. Two Confederate generals present on the battlefield, Isaac Trimble and Jubal Early, were among the myth’s first proponents, and adherents believe that if Lee had won there, the war might have gone differently. The Army of the Potomac might have been destroyed; European […]

July 3, 1863

July 3, 1863

George Meade met with his generals on the night of July 2 pleased with the day’s outcome. Although the loss had been terrible, the line had held, and he had a whole corps worth of fresh troops to use for tomorrow – the VI Corps, the largest in the army. Prisoners interrogated by the Bureau […]