Tag Archives: Photography

The Wind-Down of Photo Season

The view coming down Sterrett’s Gap catches me unaware. The panorama opens unexpectedly on my right: The Cumberland Valley laid out in a patchwork of browns and tans and auburns. In the distance, I can see Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and, it … Continue reading

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Looming in the Harbor

Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor

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Picket Line

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Our 1000th Post!

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

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A Different View of Chancellorsville

Sometimes, the coolest things I see on the battlefields have nothing to do with the Civil War. Nature is always up for offering some wonder. The challenge, of course, is leaving ourselves open to seeing it. Today, I hit the … Continue reading

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Eye of the Storm

In the photograph, Ulysses S. Grant stands behind a bench, back to the camera, leaning over the shoulder of his top subordinate, George Gordon Meade. Neither of their faces are visible, but I image the strain of the last two … Continue reading

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The Confederate Dead of Alsop Farm

I have stared at the Confederate dead, laid out in a long neat row, for entire summers, but still they have yet to reveal their stories to me. All I really know is that they were killed on May 19, 1864 … Continue reading

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Snowy Stonewall

Stonewall Jackson monument Chancellorsville National Battlefield

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Top 15 Posts of 2013—Number 12: Making Sense of Chickamauga

I’ve heard the phrase “hot mess” before, but Chickamauga National Battlefield gave it a whole new meaning. The first time I visited, about seven years ago, temperatures soared into the upper nineties with a humidity of about 700%. Because few … Continue reading

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Chickamauga: Winfrey Field

As the fight on September 19 continued, opposing forces filed onto the battlefield, hitting each other on the flanks in “a deadly tic-tac-toe manner,” in the words of historian Lee White.

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