Union Commanders at Helena during the Civil War

Helena had a number of Union generals  and colonels in charge during the Civil War while it was occupied territory. March To Helena.               … Continue reading Union Commanders at Helena during the Civil War

Battle for the Yazoo Pass near Hunt’s Mill, February 19, 1863.

  Historical Marker located at Barbee Cemetery along Highway 61 in Northern Coahoma County, Mississippi The Yazoo Pass is a small and winding stream that connects Moon Lake to the … Continue reading Battle for the Yazoo Pass near Hunt’s Mill, February 19, 1863.

My Own Place: Story of Archibald S. Dobbins

The Delta of Arkansas and Mississippi in the 1850s was a hard place to live. There was disease, flooding and violence. It took a special kind of person to live … Continue reading My Own Place: Story of Archibald S. Dobbins

The Swampers Finish the War (Chapter 5)

The Mississippi Swampers of Company B had come a long way from home since June 11, 1861 when they were mustered into Confederate service, but they would have still further … Continue reading The Swampers Finish the War (Chapter 5)

A Brave Ship: The U.S.S. Tyler

  The U.S.S. Tyler was a timberclad warship of the United States Navy during the Civil War. She was one of three wooden steam ships purchased in 1861 by the … Continue reading A Brave Ship: The U.S.S. Tyler

River of Death: Chickamaugua and the 44th Mississippi (Chapter 4)

After their defeat at Murfreesboro, the men of the Army of Tennessee slogged southward.  Major Thompson retained command of Blythe’s regiment.  According to company records, they marched from January 4th … Continue reading River of Death: Chickamaugua and the 44th Mississippi (Chapter 4)