Category Archives: Preservation

Fort Sumter’s Cat Jack: the Cat that Went to War

I have often wondered exactly why the point of view of animals in any historical situation is of any interest whatsoever. Everyone knows animals really have no well-defined point of view. Anthropomorphizing animals is one of the things all “pet … 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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Edward Alexander in Hallowed Ground

In case you haven’t seen it yet, the latest issue of Hallowed Ground features an article written by our own Edward Alexander. The issue includes a series of articles that focuses on the life of the Civil War soldier. Ed’s … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem!—Lee’s family homes

Day Eight in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown Arlington House, the home most associated with Robert E. Lee, may be closed to visitation, but don’t fret—there are two other historic homes that have direct links to the Confederate military … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem! Fort Tejon State Park Ghost Walk!

The national park closures have turned out to be great for the state park systems. I live in California, and our local news featured several interesting events at our state parks themed for Hallowe’en. California is a big place, and … Continue reading

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Get ready for some “Bushwhacking”: Lee White’s upcoming book on Chickamauga

I’ve been quiet for a while, I realize, but only on the blog front. Behind the scenes, I’ve had my editorial hat on, working on the final polishes of Lee White’s upcoming book Bushwhacking on a Grand Scale: The Battle … Continue reading

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Bennett Place

On April 26, 1865 the surrender finally happened. On a 325-acre farm owned by the Bennitt (or Bennett as it is more commonly written and referred to) family. Confederate General Joseph Johnston surrendered the remnants of the Army of Tennessee … Continue reading

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A Nature Trail Through a History Park

Although I’ve done a fair amount of hiking in the past few months, I haven’t had my hiking shoes out of their box since I wore them to Uganda back in January. Flecks of Uganda’s rust-colored clay still line the … Continue reading

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Chancellorsville’s Forgotten Front at Civil War Monitor

Civil War Monitor is featuring today an excerpt from Chancellorsville’s Forgotten Front: The Battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church by ECW’s Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White: It’s easy to miss what remains of the Salem Church battlefield, and … Continue reading

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A Day on the Day One Battlefield at Chancellorsville

Spring 2006 My daughter and and I arrive at the Day One battlefield—called the “Lick Run Battlefield”—at 8:45 a.m. Several other volunteers have arrived before us. They stand in front of a small building that had once been a farmer’s … Continue reading

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