Tag Archives: Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

Evening With an Expert at the Fredericksburg Area Museum

Be sure to catch author/historian Donald Pfanz at the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center, April 24, at 7 PM. Don will be speaking about,and signing copies of the new Emerging Civil War Series book  No Turning Back: A Guide … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for April 14, 2014

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?

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Registration Open for the First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

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

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“I shall come out of this fight a live major general or a dead brigadier.”

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

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On the 149th Anniversary of the Bloody Angle

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

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“Life Given, Not Lost”: Captain Morey’s Final Charge—Part One

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

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New Emerging Civil War book series debuts!

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with publisher Savas Beatie for the launch of a new book imprint, the Emerging Civil War Series. The Emerging Civil War Series offers compelling and easy-to-read overviews of some of the Civil … Continue reading

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After the Fire

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

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What Should Be Interpreted—Follow Up

Chris Mackowski’s Spotsylvania post from last week brought up a few questions as to what should be interpreted and how should it be interpreted. As I was walking to work this morning, I noticed a clump of interpretive signs in … Continue reading

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