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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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Getting Ready for the Battle of Chickamauga

Chickamauga Creek, “The River of Death”Back in May, I roadtripped to Chickamauga National Battlefield to spend a few days with historian Lee White and take photos for his new book, Bushwhacking on a Grand Scale, part of the Emerging Civil War … Continue reading

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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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Heaven Shines on Home Field Advantage

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New Yorkers Under a South Carolina Crescent atop a Tennessee Mountain

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Candlelight Scenes From the Jackson Shrine

  The same clock ticks away the hours in the Jackson Shrine today as 150 years ago.  On the eve of the anniversary of Jackson’s death, candles set the scene for Jackson’s last night.

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Scenes from Chancellorsville

Chris Mackowski and Kristopher White have been out with their cameras during the Chancellorsville sesquicentennial. Here are a few of the images they’ve brought back to share the anniversary with you…. Gunners prepare to fire during a real-time program at … Continue reading

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Not Your Average Lincoln Movie: Saving Lincoln

Anyone who has read a post or a blog by me knows that I am a serious fan of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth and Ward Hill Lamon, both good friends of Abraham Lincoln. I love those guys, and I write about … Continue reading

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