Author Archives: Kristopher D White

About Kristopher D White

Civil War historian.

Atop Munshower’s Knoll

The 7th Massachusetts and Sedgwick Monument at Gettysburg.

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Congratulations to Chris & Jenny!

All of us at Emerging Civil War send our well wishes and heartfelt congratulations to Chris Mackowski and Jenny Hawkins-Mackowski!!!!!! Chris and Jenny were married Friday on the Spotsylvania Battlefield, at Stevenson Ridge.

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“My poor brother…”

Some of our readers may be aware that Chris Mackowski and I have embarked on another major writing project. Our new project is a detailed battle study of the third day at Chancellorsville, specifically focusing on the action around the … Continue reading

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Top 15 Posts of 2013—Number 14: Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: Private George Washington Sandoe

George Washington Sandoe was a local of the Gettysburg area, hailing from Mount Joy. Sandoe has the unenviable title of being the first Union soldier killed in Gettysburg. Sandoe was part of Captain Robert Bell’s Company B, 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry. … Continue reading

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Top 15 Posts of 2013—Honorable Mention: Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: The Stone Quarry/The Capture of James Archer

Brigadier General James J. Archer was a brave and tough commander, with the appropriate nickname “The Little Gamecock”. Archer was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, who threw his hat in the ring the Confederacy. … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Season with the Army of the Potomac—Repost

The following is a post that originally ran on December 23, 2011: Christmas of 1862 was a bleak holiday for the men of the Union Army of the Potomac. Many, given the option, may have preferred to celebrate Festivus, the … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: Wounding Site of Paul Semmes

On the afternoon of July 2, 1863, as Major General John Bell Hood’s Division did battle with Federal forces in Devil’s Den, the Triangular Field, and Little Round Top, the men of Major General Lafayette McLaws Division supported Hood’s left … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: Jones’ Wall

A half mile down East Confederate Ave., on a sharp bend in the road, runs a low stone wall. With so many stone walls running across the battlefield, this one, like so many others, simply blends into the countryside. This … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: The Henry Culp Farm

Many visitors to Gettysburg are familiar with the story of John Wesley Culp, the boy who grew up in the town of Gettysburg. He hunted on his Uncle Henry’s farm, learned the leather trade in Gettysburg, and moved to Shepherdstown, … Continue reading

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West of the Bloody Wheatfield: The140th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg-Part 1

The actions in the fields around Gettysburg Pennsylvania, on July 2nd, 1863, indelibly etched the scenes of carnage into the American psyche. Hill’s with the names of Little Round Top, Culp’s Hill and Cemetery Hill witnessed the terrible human drama … Continue reading

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