One Man’s Views of the “American Iliad”


Gene Schmiel – web-site:

Here are links to two of Gene’s talks:

Battle of Franklin:

Battle of Antietam:

Jacob Cox, the subject of Citizen-General, is also the hero of the Union army in both of my latest books, Ohio Heroes of the Battle of Franklin (pictured above and to the right) and  Lincoln, Antietam and a Northern Lost Cause.  All are available at  and you can read them on Kindle Unlimited.  Cox’s attack as commander of the Union left flank at Antietam, the key to sweeping Lee and his army from the field, is depicted on the cover of “Lincoln, Antietam.”  Below, in the Kurz and Allison painting of the Battle of Franklin, Cox,  the unsung Union hero  of that battle, is depicted as the general on the horse, commanding and rallying the Union defenses at a critical moment.  cropped-1280px-kurz_and_allison_-_battle_of_franklin_november_30_1864-e1516570470556.jpg