Tag Archives: Chancellorsville

War’s End: Remembering a Cavalry Captain

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Sarah Kay Bierle Your brother, Captain Hugh McGuire is wounded. The message branded itself into Dr. Hunter McGuire’s mind while dread twisted like a tourniquet around his heart. The situation he had … Continue reading

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The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part Five

Fifth Part of a Series O’Neal’s Failure  The men of Brig. Gen. John Robinson’s 2nd Division 1st Corps crouched low behind a stonewall to their front, skirmishers were deployed north of the Mummasburg Road, battle flags along the Federal line … Continue reading

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Jackson on the Field

One hundred and fifty two years ago, Stonewall Jackson met his dark fate along the Mountain Road during the battle of Chancellorsville. It was a sudden switch from his first appearance on the battlefield on May 1, which Confederate artillerist Edward … Continue reading

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May 1 in Chancellorsville

It’s May 1 in Chancellorsville, and there’s a boom of color in my front yard. The azaleas have burst open in pink and white, and there’s something else mixed in there—something magenta—I don’t recognize. The flowering dogwoods have inviting white … Continue reading

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The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part Four

Part Four in a Series Rodes on Oak Hill: The lead elements of the Confederate Second Corps arrived in the area of Oak Hill a prominence on the first day battlefield that overlooks the McPherson Farm (nearly one mile to … Continue reading

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Symposium Schedule of Events

Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge “Civil War Legacies” Schedule of Events: Friday August 7: 6 PM: -Registration -Welcome reception with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar -Author Book Signings 7-8:30 PM: -Author/Speaker Roundtable Discussion Emceed by Chris … Continue reading

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Online Symposium Payments Now Available

We are happy to announce that we have our online ticket registration up and running for the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge (August 7-9, 2015). Remember, the early bird registration rate of $75.00 ends on April … Continue reading

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Emerging Civil War Symposium Update

We are happy to announce that the Emerging Civil War Symposium Chancellorsville tour will be led by our own Kristopher D. White. The tour will include the newly preserved property on Stonewall Jackson’s flank attack. White is the co-author of Chancellorsville’s … Continue reading

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Class of 1842

When reading a biography of a Civil War general officer, the usual biographical sketch is: West Point Military Academy educated, Mexican War experience, volunteer organization command in early stages of the war, and then the rise through the general officer ranks. … Continue reading

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“What If Jackson had Survived His Wounding?”

I get the question all the time: “What if Stonewall Jackson hadn’t been shot?” When people ask that question, what they really want to know is “What would he have done at Gettysburg?” My answer is always “He would have … Continue reading

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