Category Archives: Sesquicentennial
This year marks the 150th Anniversaries of some of the Civil War’s most iconic engagements. The sesquicentennial of Chancellorsville and Stonewall Jackson’s death has just passed, while the Vicksburg and Gettysburg commemorations are in the future, followed by Chickamauga. Yet … Continue reading
A lesser known part of the Chancellorsville campaign is the battle that swirled around Salem Church on May 3rd and 4th, 1863.
Guest-poster Caroline Davis is wrapping up an internship at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Now that the dust has settled from the Chancellorsville sesquicentennial, we asked her to reflect on what she learned from the commemoration. Because her work … Continue reading
Part VI in a series
The same clock ticks away the hours in the Jackson Shrine today as 150 years ago. On the eve of the anniversary of Jackson’s death, candles set the scene for Jackson’s last night.
Part IV in a series
Part II in a series On the evening of May 2, Jackson rode forward of his lines to scout the Union position. Riding back on the Mountain Road he was stuck by three bullets in a volley from the 18th … Continue reading