Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Morning on Marye’s Heights

Chris and I continued our exploration of the Fredericksburg area this weekend. On Sunday morning, we ventured up famed Marye’s Heights and took a stroll down the Sunken Road. Most visitors to the park do not know that there were … Continue reading

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Emerging Civil War Welcomes Full-Time Author Meg Thompson

We are happy to welcome Meg Thompson as a full-time author to Emerging Civil War. Meg has guest authored a number of times for our site and also has her own blog  First Fallen: the Life and Times of Colonel … Continue reading

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Civil War Zombie Apocalypse Not Likely!

Authored by Meg Thompson. No one knows for sure just who decided what the final disposition of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth’s mortal remains would be. I think it was Mary Lincoln.  The President was very upset about the shooting, and so … Continue reading

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A Rainy Day at Salem Church

Kris and I spent a cold day in the rain today at Salem Church. We were out doing some research for an upcoming book we’ve been given the green light to write. Union and Confederate forces swirled around Salem Church … Continue reading

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Walmart Near the Wilderness—Update

Word out of the Wilderness today about Walmart. For years, the Wilderness was the site of a bitter struggle between developers and preservationists over the proposed construction of a Walmart supercenter—a fight that drew national attention. Earlier this year, the … Continue reading

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Now the Drum of War—Part Four

Final part in a series  We conclude Rob Couteau’s interview with Robert Roper, author of the new book Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War. In today’s installment, the writers talk about the international … Continue reading

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Now the Drum of War—Part Three

Third in a series  We continue Rob Couteau’s interview with Robert Roper, author of the new book Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War. In today’s installment, the writers talk about Whitman’s groundbreaking Leaves … Continue reading

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Ball’s Bluff and the Fall of Charles Stone

Second in a series When Union forces tumbled into the Potomac River on the evening of October 21, 1861 following their rout at Ball’s Bluff, the disaster was just beginning. The ripples from that plunge would be felt all the way … Continue reading

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Now the Drum of War—Part Two

Second in a series We continue Rob Couteau’s interview with Robert Roper, author of the new book Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War. Today, the two writers will look at the way Whitman … Continue reading

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Brothers at Bassett Hall

Every day, tourists travel from across the United States to Williamsburg, Virginia. Many come to visit Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. Others come to visit family at the College of William and Mary or for the beer and rollercoasters of … Continue reading

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