Tag Archives: Richard Ewell

Evening With an Expert at the Fredericksburg Area Museum

Be sure to catch author/historian Donald Pfanz at the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center, April 24, at 7 PM. Don will be speaking about,and signing copies of the new Emerging Civil War Series book  No Turning Back: A Guide … Continue reading

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ECW Symposium Speaker Lineup and Topics

We are excited to announce our speaker lineup and topics for the 1st Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium, August 15-17. The symposium will focus on “The War in 1864.” Lecturers and Tour Guides: Daniel T. Davis—”More Desperate Fighting Has Not … Continue reading

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“Old One Wing”

Another installment of the series “Tales From the Tombstone”  At the Battle of Churubusco on August 20, 1847, during the attack on the Franciscan Convent that was the focal point of the Mexican defenses there, one of the artillery battery’s … Continue reading

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Pick #8 in the Top Ten Books Every Civil War Fanatic Should Own

 I began this series almost a year ago–what a difference a year makes! My Master’s program at American Public University is marching forward, slowly but surely, and the rest of my life is–as Chris M. says–groovy. Still, I like to … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Recap

The 150th anniversary of Gettysburg brought a flurry of posts to the Emerging Civil War blog. Over the last two weeks, our authors have offered many different perspectives on the battle, its consequences, and its significance. We’ll have more coverage … Continue reading

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A Surfeit of Heroes: Custer At Gettysburg, July 3, 1863 / Part 2

The term invincible is often found in accounts of Gettysburg. Lee referred to the soldiers of the Army of Northern Virginia as invincible, and so they seemed after Chancellorsville. On May 15, when called to Richmond by Confederate President Jefferson … Continue reading

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“On Swept the Gallant Little Brigade”

Part Two Sleep did not come easily for any of Steuart’s men on the slopes of Culp’s Hill. At 1:00 a.m. “we were awakened…by the advance of a column of Yankees, but a volley from our line caused them to … Continue reading

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500 yards

Part one in series  The attack started late in the afternoon of July 2nd. Approximately 2,100 men from three Virginia regiments, two from North Carolina, and a battalion of Marylanders charged up the hill. Overlapping the enemy flank, the charge … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: Benner’s Hill

Just east of Gettysburg sits Benner’s Hill, a 454 foot high prominence that overlooks the town of Gettysburg. At the base of this prominence runs Rock Creek, a barrier between the hill, town, and for the three days in July … Continue reading

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“It was a moment of critical importance…”: Ewell’s Decision July 1st at Gettysburg- Conclusion

The Conclusion of a series authored by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White “It was a moment of critical importance, more critical to is now, than it would seem to anyone them,’ Smith later wrote. “Our corps commander, General Ewell, … Continue reading

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