Hallowed Ground: Spring 2012

Featured Online Articles

This quarterly issue of the Civil War Trust's membership magazine focuses events of 1862 at Shiloh and the Valley Campaign, with features by historians Timothy B. Smith and Jonathan A. Noyalas. To see all online articles from past issues of the membership magazine, visit the Back Issue Index »

Secession at Shiloh

Secession at Shiloh

Timothy B. Smith

On January 9, 1861, one hundred men gathered at the State House in Jackson, Mississippi as delegates to the Mississippi Secession Convention, and they were about to make a fateful decision — not just for their state but also for themselves personally.Read the article »


Corinth: The Critical Crossroads

The city of Corinth, Mississippi, was a site of immense strategic significance due to it's position at the junction of the Mobile & Ohio and Memphis & Charleston railroads.Read the article »

Albert Sidney Johnston

Albert Sidney Johnston

One of the many lasting impacts of the Battle of Shiloh was the death of Confederate Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, the highest ranking officer — on either side — killed during the war.Read the article »

Fallen Timbers Dan Nance

Fallen Timbers

On April 8, 1862, in the aftermath of the Union victory at Shiloh, Federal commander Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant dispatched troops under Brig. Gen. William T. Sherman and Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Wood to ascertain the Confederates position. At a place called Fallen Timbers — so named for the abundance of dead trees littering the area — they discovered a Confederate field hospital.Read the article »

Defiance in the Valley

Defiance in the Valley

Jonathan A. Noyalas

Learn about Stonewall Jackson's1862 campaign of strategic diversion in the Shenandoah Valley at Front Royal, Kernstown, Winchester, McDowell, Cross Keys and Port Republic.Read the article »

Stonewall Jackson - John Paul Strain

Stonewall Jackson, Eccentric Commander

Today, Thomas Jonathan Jackson is primarily remembered as “Stonewall” — a brilliant tactician with an audacious streak that often brought him triumph onthe battlefield. That legacy, however, does little to recall the eccentric professor and soldier known to those who served alongside him.Read the article »

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