Monthly Archives: August 2011

Chancellorsville: Crossroads of Fire—A Review

Chancellorsville: Crossroads of Fire Author: Chris Mackowski Thomas Publications 2011 137 Pages (4 Maps) 2 Appendices When many Civil War enthusiasts think of the battle of Chancellorsville, the first thought that pops to their mind is the wounding of Stonewall … Continue reading

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Coming Up!

As we embark on a new week I wanted to give an update as to what we have been working on here at Emerging Civil War.

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Antietam on the Edge of the Storm

The Cornfield at Antietam Saturday, August 27, 2011 The dark clouds of Hurricane Irene loom over the battlefield

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Week 1 in Review

We have had a fantastic first week here at the blog. On behalf of all of the authors thank you so much for the support. We hope to keep producing high quality work on the topic. Personally I wanted to … Continue reading

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Civil War, Civil Rights, and Thoughts on the MLK National Memorial

In late August 1963, during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and conjured the Union war leader in envisioning a new America: “Five … Continue reading

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“…nothing in war can exceed the horror of that hour.” The Bombardment and Looting of Fredericksburg, Part 1

First in a series For my next post I was planning to discuss the Second Battle of Fredericksburg and its impact on Lee’s decision’s during the battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863. As I was preparing the material a close … Continue reading

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The Road to Bennett Place

The road to Bennett Place started for me, as it did for William T. Sherman and Joe Johnston, in Manassas. Unlike the two army commanders, though, I’ve come here, to north-central North Carolina on the outskirts of Durham, with intent … Continue reading

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The Death of “Stonewall” Jackson

For my first post, I decided to write on the last few days of Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson. I have spent a great deal of time with Jackson material over the years. I lived in a house for … Continue reading

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Some General Thoughts on Major General George A. Custer

It is strange how often the passage of time tends to seemingly obscure our view of certain events. Such as that took place in southeastern Montana in the early summer of 1876. June 25 of our Centennial Year was a … Continue reading

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Welcome to Emerging Civil War

On behalf of the founders of the Emerging Civil War Blog we would like to welcome you to our corner of the internet. We sincerely hope that you will stop by often. This blog will offer posts three to five … Continue reading

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