Monthly Archives: January 2012

“Extra Billy”

As Chris Mackowski and I forge ahead with our current book project, we happen upon some interesting facts, stories, and personalities. As I worked most of Sunday researching and writing, I happened upon one of those great personalities of the … Continue reading

Posted in Leadership--Confederate, Personalities | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Upcoming Presentations

We have some great presentations coming up over the next few months. Be sure to check our Presentations Page regularly.  In the mean time check out what we have in store. February: 13th: Phil Greenwalt at the Rappahannock Valley Civil … Continue reading

Posted in Emerging Civil War, Upcoming Events | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Emerging Civil War Tour!

All of us at Emerging Civil war are proud to announce that we have finalized plans for our first ever bus tour! Our tour will take place May 5th, 2012. Join Emerging Civil War historians Daniel Davis, Phil Greenwalt, Chris … Continue reading

Posted in Battles, Emerging Civil War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Death, Dying, and Murder?

In recent weeks, fellow ECW authors have posted about the death totals in the American Civil War and the Disease of two Regiments. Now a blog post about murder! Not to harp on a morbid theme, but the history Destiny … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Authors, Emerging Civil War, Medical, Personalities | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Battlefield? What Battlefield?

For those of you that have been to the Washington DC area, you know that urban sprawl is everywhere. DC has grown outward on all points of the compass. In the path of the sprawl are small towns, beautiful farmland, … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Custer Monument at Hunterstown

The George Custer monument at Hunterstown, Pennsylvania. Located just a few miles east of Gettysburg, it was here on July 2, 1863 that Custer would lead Company A, 6th Michigan Cavalry against the Cobb Legion. It was his first charge … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Campaigns, Emerging Civil War, Personalities | Leave a comment

Resting in Peace

Going through some photos of a recent trip to Arlington National Cemetery, I came across the two above that I snapped of the obelisk that marks the grave of Joseph Wheeler. He served as a general in both the American … Continue reading

Posted in Emerging Civil War, Monuments | 4 Comments

The Land of Lincoln and the Defense of the Icon

The Lincoln Memorial looked like frost tonight. The flurry that had blanketed the lawn white earlier in the day had been glazed with rain and then turned to ice, so the whole landscape shimmered under the Memorial’s lights.

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Books & Authors, Leadership--Federal, Memory, Monuments, National Park Service, Personalities | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Rethinking the Civil War Dead

It seems particularly topical as the United States commemorates the Civil War sesquicentennial that one of the most steady and recognizably tragic numbers in American history – 620,000 – has been called into question, and perhaps invalidated.  Although historians have … Continue reading

Posted in Emerging Civil War | 7 Comments

The Crux of It

I saw this inscription today at the Lincoln Memorial, on one of the displays in the exhibit space beneath the memorial. I think it pretty much gets to the crux of the matter:

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Monuments, Politics, Slavery | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment