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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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The Riddick House at Stevenson Ridge

The Riddick House at Stevenson Ridge will play host to our First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Please join us August 15-17, 2014 for this all inclusive event. The symposium will focus on “The War in 1864.” … Continue reading

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May-June Presentations

May: 3rd: Phillip Greenwalt and Chris Mackowski, “The Battle of the Wilderness,” Lake of the Woods Civil War Study Group, Lake of the Woods (VA) 4th: Chris Mackowski, book signing at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center (VA) 6th: Kristopher White, “The Beginning … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for April 28, 2014

During the opening stages of the Atlanta Campaign, General Joseph E. Johnston employed a form of Fabian Tactics. (Withdrawing in the face of the enemy in hopes of stringing out the enemy column, supply lines, etc…) This hands-off approach drew … Continue reading

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An Interview with Daniel Davis and Phillip Greenwalt

An Interview with Daniel Davis and Phillip Greenwalt, authors of Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26–June 5, 1864 (Interview Courtesy of Savas Beatie, LLC) Q: Why did you decide to write the book? PG: Cold … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for April 21, 2014

Winchester, Virginia is filled with Civil War history. What is your favorite Civil War site in or around the Winchester area?

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