Tag Archives: Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
At the outset of the spring 1864 campaigns, do you believe that the Confederacy still had a fighting chance to win the war, or do you believe victory was a forlorn hope?
First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge “The Civil War in 1864″ Please join us for the First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. The theme of this years symposium is “The Civil War in 1864″. … Continue reading
Another installment in the series “Tales from the Tombstone” Unfortunately, the Confederate officer who made the statement in the title died shortly after making it, pierced by seven bullets when leading a counterattack at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on … Continue reading
In the midst of the Chancellorsville sesquicentennial, the 149th anniversary of the battle of the Wilderness slipped by unnoticed, and the anniversary of the battle of Spotsylvania Court House arrived without fanfare. But I’ve taken it upon myself as my … Continue reading
We are happy to welcome guest author Edward Alexander. Edward Alexander is the Education & Interpretation Specialist at Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, Virginia. A 2009 graduate of the University of Illinois, he has also worked with Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania … Continue reading
The smell of smoke still hangs over the battlefield. It’s been a week since Park Service personnel have done their prescribed burn at Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle, and I’ve come out to see the scorched landscape for myself. I’m not sure … Continue reading