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We reach a milestone of sorts today at Emerging Civil War: This is our 1000th post!
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
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
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
The conclusion of a series. “The sight we encountered was not calculated to encourage us,” a Confederate later observed, once Hell was behind him. But on the morning of May 12, he still had yet to fight his way through … Continue reading
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
Part five in a series. Major General Ambrose Everett Burnside was the shortest-tenured commander in the history of the Army of the Potomac. After 77 days filled with failures and political infighting, his tenure ended in disgrace. Shortly thereafter, he … Continue reading