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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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Upcoming Presentations: February-March

February: 5th: Chris Mackowski, “The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson,” Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY 5th: Steward Henderson, “Fighting for Their Freedom: The United States Colored Troops,” at Stafford Rotary Club (VA) 11th: Steward Henderson, “Fighting for Their Freedom: The United States Colored Troops,” at … 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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Gettysburg Recap

The 150th anniversary of Gettysburg brought a flurry of posts to the Emerging Civil War blog. Over the last two weeks, our authors have offered many different perspectives on the battle, its consequences, and its significance. We’ll have more coverage … Continue reading

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March-April Presentations

March: 5th, 12th, and 19th: Kristopher White, “Gettysburg: The First Day In-Depth,” at the Community College of Allegheny County (PA) 6th: Chris Mackowski, “Chancellorsville: Crossroads of Fire,” at the White Plains Civil War Speakers Series, organized by the White Plains (NY) … Continue reading

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Review: Wilderness by Lance Weller

No Civil War battlefield offers a writer more metaphoric possibility than the Wilderness. Not only was the Wilderness a virtually impenetrable second-growth forest—“the dark, close wood” and “one of the waste places of nature,” as soldiers called it—but the very … Continue reading

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The Vermont Brigade Monument in the Wilderness

The Vermont Brigade Monument on the Wilderness Battlefield.

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Vermont in the Wilderness

On a recent trip to the Fredericksburg area, I passed through the Wilderness Battlefield. I have a few upcoming talks on the battle and the wounding of James Longstreet, so I took the time to explore some areas of the … Continue reading

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