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Shenandoah Subordinates: George Washington Getty and the Battle of Cedar Creek

Part four in a series. In the wake of the victory at the Battle of Tom’s Brook, the Union Army of the Shenandoah trudged north, eventually going into camp along a stream known as Cedar Creek, south of the village of … Continue reading

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Limited Number of Rooms Available

For all of those planning on attending the First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, the Inn at Stevenson Ridge has a limited number of rooms left. If you are planning on staying on site, be sure to … Continue reading

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Follow the Overland Campaign with the Emerging Civil War Series

Follow the Overland Campaign with the Emerging Civil War Book Series, from Savas Beatie, LLC. No Turning Back: A Guide to the 1864 Overland Campaign, from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor, May 4-June 13, 1864 By: Robert M. Dunkerly, Donald … Continue reading

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Catching Up on our 150th Anniversary Coverage

We wanted to take a moment to thank all of our readers for following along with our 150th anniversary coverage. Over the last two weeks we have published a large number of posts, to make it easier on our readers, … Continue reading

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Keep on Following Us!

We hope that everyone has been enjoying our extensive coverage of the 150th Anniversary of the Overland Campaign. Like Grant’s armies, our coverage will keep rolling forward over the next few weeks. In the meantime, please follow us on Facebook … Continue reading

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The Turning Point of the War—150 years ago today

Forget that nonsense you’ll hear from folks about “Gettysburg as the turning point of the Civil War.” Rather, Grant’s decision today–150 years ago–was the turning point of the war: Unable to get at Lee in the Wilderness, he decided he’d … Continue reading

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Grant’s Command Post

From this knoll, west of the intersection of State Routes 3  and 20 and just out of sight from the highway, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant oversaw his first battle in the Eastern Theater. Horace Porter, one of Grant’s staffers wrote after … Continue reading

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Forgotten Casualty: James Longstreet Wounded in the Wilderness: Part Two

Authored by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White: Click here to read part one in this series. “In the shaded light of the dense tangle, a shot or two went off, then more, and finally a strong fusillade,” said Sorrel, … Continue reading

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Death of Jenkins

Another installment in the “Tales From the Tombstone” series in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of the actual event.  A product of Edisto Island, South Carolina and a graduate of The Citadel, Micah Jenkins was a product of the wealthy … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for May 5, 2014

150 years ago today, the battle of the Wilderness commenced 17 miles west of the city of Fredericksburg, Va. The Army of the Potomac, commanded by George Gordon Meade crossed into the Wilderness of Spotsylvania and Orange Counties accompanied by … Continue reading

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