Monthly Archives: April 2012

Tour Cancelled

We’re disappointed to announce that our planned tour at Gettysburg for this weekend is being canceled. Unforeseen logistical issues beyond our control have thrown a crick into the works. We’ll do our best to make arrangements for another tour as … Continue reading

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“Meltdown on Aisle 7”

At the end of February, I flew to Alexandria, Virginia, to see where Elmer Ellsworth, the subject of my book, First Fallen, died.  I also wanted to see the Ellsworth Exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, in D. C. I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Shelby Foote’s “Narrative”

Shelby Foote’s The Civil War: A Narrative certainly stands as one of the most recognizable texts of the Civil War “canon” (if such a thing exists). The three volumes, when placed side by side, make an imposing and impressive sight. Whether … Continue reading

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Tour Meeting Location Reminder

For those of you meeting the bus in Pittsburgh, the bus will leave from the Warrior Center at Penn-Trafford High School at 6 AM. (Map and details below.)

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Who Do You Remember?

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No Way! Arizona? The Battle of Picacho Pass…Part 2

Part two in a series. As the infant Confederacy crawled its way west out of Texas and into New Mexico Territory, California had other plans.  The Golden State was not going to join the Confederacy, despite inflamed rumors from the … Continue reading

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Tour Sign Up Deadline Approaches!

We are closing in on the final call for Gettysburg: Off the Beaten Path. Registration closes April 27! We hope that you will have the opportunity to make it out for our first tour. The tour will take place May … Continue reading

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Remembering “Hellmira”

Katie Logothetis’ series about Fredericksburg National Cemetery inspired a stop at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY, where Confederate POWs who died at the Elmira prison camp are buried.

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ECW’s “Perfect Storm” at the OBX

The Outer Banks saw a “perfect storm” of Emerging Civil War contributors this week: Caity Stuart and Chris Mackowski had the chance to meet up with Drew Pullen down in Hatteras, N.C. Drew has been instrumental in organizing the upcoming “Flags Over Hatteras” conference, … Continue reading

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There was Civil War Where???? Part One

When most people talk about the “Campaign in the West,” in terms of the American Civil War, Shiloh and Pittsburgh Landing come to mind, or perhaps General Fremont.  There was actually Civil War much farther west—in California, Arizona, and New … Continue reading

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