On General Grenville M. Dodge

Dodge began the war inauspiciously enough, as colonel of the Fourth Iowa infantry regiment. He was to make his mark at Pea Ridge in early 1862, where he sustained multiple minor wounds and had three horses shot from under him. He was promoted to brigadier general in April of that year, and was commanded to rebuild the Mobile & Ohio Railroad between Corinth, Miss., and Columbus, Ky.

the railroads

Were the North and South Evenly Matched on the Rails? On January 19, 2008, in Archer Jones, James McPherson, Railroads, The American Civil War, by Rene Tyree One of the questions that was much debated in class was whether the North and South were evenly matched in the American Civil War? To get the discussion …

Were the North and South Evenly Matched…on the Rails?

One of the questions that was much debated in class was whether the North and South were evenly matched in the American Civil War? To get the discussion rolling, our professor threw out the following… Archer Jones argues in Civil War Command and Strategy: The Process of Victory and Defeat (1992), that despite its superior …