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Mapping the Dranesville Battlefield

Ryan Quint’s symposium talk on the battle of Dranesville is now available through C-Span. This topic is one of the reasons I wanted to make modern maps for each presentation. My day job occasionally has me working along the Leesburg … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN3: Dranesville

C-SPAN 3’s coverage of the Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge continues this weekend. Ryan Quint’s talk about the “Forgotten Battle” of Dranesville debuts this Saturday at 6 p.m. ET and then re-airs Sunday morning at 4 … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Dranesville

Welcome back to another installment of our 2019 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight. This week’s sneak peak comes to us from longtime ECW member Ryan Quint. Ryan has spent a lot of time researching the forgotten battle of Dranesville. Today … Continue reading

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A Commemoration to Remember Dranesville

I’ve been to my fair share of battle commemorations. I’ve listened to “Taps” every half hour while working at a National Cemetery’s Memorial Day service. I’ve laid carnations at Fredericksburg’s famous stone wall. But just a little while ago, I … Continue reading

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Dranesville: A Troubled Town, Part 5

Part 5 in a series. It was Brig. Gen. Edward Ord’s turn. In the past three weeks, a brigade of Pennsylvania Reserves had marched out of Camp Pierpont towards Dranesville, gathered wagonloads of supplies, and marched back. On Dec. 3, … Continue reading

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Dranesville: A Troubled Town, Part 4

Part 4 of a series. In 1860 James Coleman owned thirteen people. The oldest was 62 years old; the youngest, five months. Eight of them were females, including the baby, and five were males, and together they helped propel Coleman … Continue reading

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Dranesville: A Troubled Town, Part 3

Part three in a series. Part One is here, and Part Two is here.  War had come, and the people of Herkimer County, New York answered. Located towards the center of the state, the New Yorkers soon heard of Lincoln’s … Continue reading

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Dranesville, a Troubled Town: Part 2

Part One Can Be Found Here. The white men of Virginia went to the polls on a warm May 23, 1861 to vote on the secession referendum passed a month earlier by a delegates’ convention. By the time the ballots … Continue reading

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Dranesville: A Troubled Town, Part 1

The 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry rode into Dranesville just past 5 a.m. on November 27, 1861, two hours before sunrise. Having left their camps not far from Langley, Virginia the previous night, the Pennsylvanians split up and swept into the … Continue reading

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Week In Review: September 30-October 6, 2019

We’re adding voices to answer the question “do we still care about the Civil War?” and you’ll find members and guest authors discussing that topic this week and into the coming week. There’s also “heroic poetry”, a discussion of politics … Continue reading

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