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Question of the Week for May 19, 2014

This past week marked the 150th Anniversary of the battle of New Market (May 15, 1864). Federal Major General Franz Sigel was ordered by Grant to move up the Valley Turnpike to Lynchburg, where Sigel was to destroy the canal … Continue reading

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The Assaults of May 18

In recognition of the Federal attacks that took place at Spotsylvania Court House today, 150 years ago, we offer a repost of a piece by Chris Mackowski: “Engineering Over Infantry: Spotsylvania May 18, 1864.” Chris and co-author Kris White have … Continue reading

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Catching Up on our 150th Anniversary Coverage

We wanted to take a moment to thank all of our readers for following along with our 150th anniversary coverage. Over the last two weeks we have published a large number of posts, to make it easier on our readers, … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary of the Overland Campaign-Symposium Update

We wanted to take a moment and thank our readers for following along with our 150th Anniversary coverage of the 1864 Overland Campaign. We hope that you have enjoyed the many posts that we have written. Our goal has been … Continue reading

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Keep on Following Us!

We hope that everyone has been enjoying our extensive coverage of the 150th Anniversary of the Overland Campaign. Like Grant’s armies, our coverage will keep rolling forward over the next few weeks. In the meantime, please follow us on Facebook … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for May 12, 2014

150 years ago today the battle for the Bloody Angle, at Spotsylvania Court House, raged for more than 22 hours. By the end of the Bloody Angle action more than 17,000 casualties littered the battlefield. More than 3,000 of the … Continue reading

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Silent Sentinel

The National Park Service is affording visitors to Spotsylvania a unique treat this evening: To commemorate the 22 hours of combat at the Mule Shoe Salient, an honor guard will be posted at the Bloody Angle until 4:00 a.m. on … Continue reading

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Sedgwick’s Death

“The Death of General John Sedgwick” by Martin T. McMahon, Brevet Major-General, U.S.V.; Chief-of-Staff, Sixth Corps, as first printed in Battles and Leaders On May 8th, 1864, the Sixth Corps made a rapid march to the support of Warren, near Spotsylvania, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for May 5, 2014

150 years ago today, the battle of the Wilderness commenced 17 miles west of the city of Fredericksburg, Va. The Army of the Potomac, commanded by George Gordon Meade crossed into the Wilderness of Spotsylvania and Orange Counties accompanied by … Continue reading

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Guest Authoring for Emerging Civil War

We have had some outstanding articles recently from our guest authors. In the coming weeks there are more to come. Please keep in mind we are open to guest posts year round. If you are interested, here is how to … Continue reading

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