Category Archives: Photography

Walking the Exposed Federal Line at Reams Station

Key to the Union failure at Reams Station is the poor tactical position they assumed around the tracks of the Weldon Railroad. This morning’s piece by Ryan Quint explores the previous exhaustive campaigning experienced by the Second Corps of the … Continue reading

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Slow Business at the “Fruit and Oyster House”

Some of the best images of the American Civil War can be found in the long campaign around the city of Petersburg. Teams of photographers swooped over the battlefield to document the story, capturing impressive shots of the massive fortifications and … Continue reading

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Shooting Along Fredericksburg’s Stone Wall

photography by Jackson Mackowski Earlier this week, ECW co-founder Chris Mackowski took his son Jackson out for some photography lessons. The two spend some time along the Sunken Road and Stone Wall on the Fredericksburg battlefield. “There’s plenty of stuff … Continue reading

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Calhoun in Charleston

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In Honor of the Ft. Stevens 150th

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Sun Over Fairview

I caught the sun over Fairview today as I was doing a little battlefielding at Chancellorsville. . . .  

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Our 1000th Post!

We reach a milestone of sorts today at Emerging Civil War: This is our 1000th post!

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A Different View of Chancellorsville

Sometimes, the coolest things I see on the battlefields have nothing to do with the Civil War. Nature is always up for offering some wonder. The challenge, of course, is leaving ourselves open to seeing it. Today, I hit the … Continue reading

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Turning Lee’s Flank

(Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park Collection.)

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Eye of the Storm

In the photograph, Ulysses S. Grant stands behind a bench, back to the camera, leaning over the shoulder of his top subordinate, George Gordon Meade. Neither of their faces are visible, but I image the strain of the last two … Continue reading

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