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John Tyler: The Brief Civil War Career of Virginia’s Elder Statesman

The grave of James Monroe sits in a cage on the crown of a knoll in Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery. The ornate metalwork that holds him in looks like an oversized birdcage, although whether it’s to keep grave robbers from plundering Monroe’s sarcophagus … Continue reading

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Essex County’s Native Sons

Approximately 45 miles southeast of Fredericksburg, Virginia, sits the town of Tappahannock. The name originates from the Algonquian word lappihane (or, it has also been noted, toppehannock). When translated, it means roughly “Town on the rise and fall of water.” The town is better … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all the writers here at Emerging Civil War!

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