Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

The Order for Victory

150 years ago today, General Grant instructed the Army of the Potomac’s General Meade that “Lee’s Army is to be your objective point . . . where ever he goes, there you will go also.” This was the first time … Continue reading

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A Cat Man: Mr. Lincoln

There are times when research seems repetitive. Battles, generals, troop movements, the effects of one thing upon another, and on and on. It is an endless stream, and once one dips one’s toes in it, either you want to do … Continue reading

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General Turned Chemist

Another installment of the series “Tales from the Tombstone”  Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia on September 8, 1829, Seth Maxwell Barton had one of the unique post-Civil War careers out of any of the former Confederate general officers. He became a noted … Continue reading

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Stones in The Road: Conclusion of a Series

On the evening of March 23, 1864, a telegram arrived at Phil Sheridan’s headquarters in Loudon, Tennessee. It was addressed to Sheridan and had been forwarded from Major General Henry Halleck, the Army’s Chief of Staff. It read: “Lieutenant General … Continue reading

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The Aftermath of Battle

With so many irons in the fire here at Emerging Civil War, we’ve had to do some shuffling and make some adjustments. As part of those changes, we’re pleased to announce that Meg Thompson is taking over one of the … Continue reading

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McKinley’s Monument

As another Presidents’ Day passes into the rearview mirror, I was reminded of a Presidential Monument on a Civil War battlefield – the McKinley Monument at Antietam, located just off the Burnside’s Bridge parking area. Dedicated in 1903 to President … Continue reading

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ECW Welcomes Rob Orrison

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome Rob Orrison to the ranks of our full-time authors. Rob is the historic operations supervisor for all of Prince William County’s historic sites—including the Bristoe Station Battlefield—overseeing all day-to-day operations, programs, and events. Last … Continue reading

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Making Naval History: The CSS Hunley

Originally christened as Fish Boat and constructed in Mobile, Alabama, the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley was plagued with bad luck. The Hunley was first launched in July 1863 and sank during a training exercise just 17 days after reaching … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The Unknown “Lincoln-Douglas” Debate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

This week’s weekender features an event occurring Thursday, February 13th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The Unknown “Lincoln-Douglas” Debate features Tony nominated actors Norm Lewis and Stephen Lang as Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas.  Although Douglas and Lincoln met … Continue reading

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Upcoming Presentations: February-March

February: 5th: Chris Mackowski, “The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson,” Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY 5th: Steward Henderson, “Fighting for Their Freedom: The United States Colored Troops,” at Stafford Rotary Club (VA) 11th: Steward Henderson, “Fighting for Their Freedom: The United States Colored Troops,” at … Continue reading

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