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First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

All of us at Emerging Civil War are proud to announce our first annual Civil War Symposium. The symposium will be hosted by Stevenson Ridge, on the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield, and will be sponsored by Savas Beatie, LLC. The … Continue reading

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“The” Turning Point of the War: The Wilderness, not Gettysburg

I was working at the Wilderness today, and I couldn’t think of a better place to be sitting in the wake of the Gettysburg sesquicentennial. Why? Well, while throngs of people stare at the bronze tablet by the copse of … Continue reading

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Herdegen’s Rock-Solid Study of the Iron Brigade

I first met the Iron Brigade, like so many Americans, as they marched onto the field on the first day of Gettysburg, their black hats announcing their appearance at the nick of time. Michael Shaara’s The Killer Angels (and the … Continue reading

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CVBT preserves the site where Jackson’s arm was amputated

From our friends at the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust comes word that they’ve preserved another important track associated with the battle of Chancellorsville: the site of the Wilderness field hospital where surgeons removed Stonewall Jackson’s arm following Jackson’s accidental wounding … Continue reading

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Mystery in the Wilderness: Where is Stonewall’s Arm?

In case you haven’t seen it yet, check out the April 2013 issue of Civil War Times, which asks on its cover, “Where is Stonewall’s Arm?” ECW co-founder Chris Mackowski penned the article, titled “Mystery in the Wilderness,” which chronicles … Continue reading

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Review: Wilderness by Lance Weller

No Civil War battlefield offers a writer more metaphoric possibility than the Wilderness. Not only was the Wilderness a virtually impenetrable second-growth forest—“the dark, close wood” and “one of the waste places of nature,” as soldiers called it—but the very … Continue reading

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Brock Road Sunrise

Sunrise along the Brock Road Sunday, October 21, 2012

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Bloody Field, Peaceful Field

On a recent trip to the Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania I was again struck by the beauty of the battlefields.  Today, not a shadow of the violence, pain, and intensity remains on the fields where so many fell almost 150 … Continue reading

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Eastern Theater versus Western Theater: Where the Civil War Was Won and Lost, In History and Memory…Part 6

Part six in a series. Dramatic battles and political events also kept the northern eyes of the press and thus the public focused eastward. The Battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg for example were dreams for media personnel. The … Continue reading

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A Foggy Morning at Ellwood

Ellwood, Wilderness National Battlefield

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