“The U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis: Coming of Age for Civil War“
In American Battlefield Trust Hallowed Ground Magazine Spring 2022
“Grant’s Lifeline: City Point, Virginia”
In Grant vs. Lee, Favorite Stories and Fresh Perspectives from the Historians at Emerging Civil War
(Savas Beatie 2022) Chris Mackowski and Dan Welsh, editors. For the Emerging Civil War Tenth Anniversary series.
“What If Great Britian Had Intervened in the American Civil War”
In The Great “What Ifs” of the American Civil War: Historians Tackle the Conflict’s Most Intriguing Possibilities
(Savas Beatie 2022) Chris Mackowski and Brian Matthew Jordan, editors.
“Praise the Lord and Admiral Porter: Running the Vicksburg Batteries“
“The Soldier and the Sailor at Vicksburg: Grant and Porter”
In The Summer of ’63: Vicksburg &Tullahoma, Favorite Stories and Fresh Perspectives from the Historians at Emerging Civil War
(Savas Beatie 2021) Chris Mackowski and Dan Welsh, editors. For the Emerging Civil War Tenth Anniversary series.
Online Essential Civil War Curriculum of The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech.
“History offers few examples other than the American Civil War and the conflict in Vietnam, of extensive military operations on inland waterways requiring specialized classes of war vessels commanded and manned by naval personnel. The contest for the Mississippi River and its tributaries—the spine of America—was one of the longest and most challenging campaigns of the Civil War encompassing a 700-mile wet corridor from Mound City, Illinois, to the Gulf of Mexico.”
The Executive Director termed the essay “excellent material on riverine warfare.” The academic reviewer commented: “It’s a very nicely written and well organized piece, and I especially liked the coverage of the challenges confronting the freshwater operations, as well as the early construction of gunboats.”