Tag Archives: Bloody Angle

My Call to Arms: A Look Back at My Overland Campaign

What no one ever tells you about being an author is that it mostly involves schlepping a lot of books from place to place. Sure, there’s some writing involved (and, oh, if only I had time to do more!), but … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Authors, Civil War Events, Emerging Civil War Series | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Our 1000th Post!

We reach a milestone of sorts today at Emerging Civil War: This is our 1000th post!

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Emerging Civil War, Emerging Civil War Series, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“The Weather Was Intensely Hot”: Cold Harbor After the Fighting

After the Union attacks had subsided on June 3, 1864, the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac stared at each other across the open space that separated them. Men in each army strove to improve their … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Campaigns, Civil War Events, Common Soldier, Leadership--Confederate, Leadership--Federal, Personalities | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Luminaria 2014

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Armies, Arms & Armaments, Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Campaigns, Emerging Civil War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Question of the Week for May 12, 2014

150 years ago today the battle for the Bloody Angle, at Spotsylvania Court House, raged for more than 22 hours. By the end of the Bloody Angle action more than 17,000 casualties littered the battlefield. More than 3,000 of the … Continue reading

Posted in Question of the Week | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Silent Sentinel

The National Park Service is affording visitors to Spotsylvania a unique treat this evening: To commemorate the 22 hours of combat at the Mule Shoe Salient, an honor guard will be posted at the Bloody Angle until 4:00 a.m. on … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Civil War Events, National Park Service | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

“He Was Decidedly the Best General Officer From Our State”

Another installment of the “Tales From the Tombstone” series in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of the Overland Campaign Hailing from Halifax, North Carolina, miles from the Virginia-North Carolina border, Junius Daniel led a privileged life. Hailing from a distinguished … Continue reading

Posted in Battles, Leadership--Confederate, Memory, National Park Service, Sesquicentennial | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Following in the Footsteps of the Assault on the Mule Shoe

Darkness sat still over Spotsylvania this morning when I first arrived, and the firmament twinkled with a thousand stars. It was much clearer today than it was 150 years ago as Federal soldiers marched into position for their attack on … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writing Spotsy

Kris and I have been finishing up article for Civil War Times about Spotsylvania–specifically, the often-overlooked attack of May 18, 1864. The battle at the Bloody Angle on May 12, being as horrific as it was, tends to overshadow other … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Books & Authors | Tagged , , | Leave a comment