Category Archives: Battlefields & Historic Places

A Walk to the Site of Pelham’s Death

At the Symposium over the weekend, one of the attendees asked me how to get to the John Pelham marker at Kelly’s Ford. “Keep walking out the trail, and when you think you’ve gone too far, keep going,” I told … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 8/5-8/11/19

What “lesser-known” battle site are you planning to visit (or have visited) this summer? Yes, the North Anna Tour yesterday at the ECW Symposium counts! Let us know what you learned on site.

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In Search of the dreaded Andersonville

I have seen the ugly photos of the crowded pen. And like many others, I have recoiled in horror at the sight of the skeletal men released from the Andersonville POW Camp, but now it was time for me to … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Philip Gerard on The Last Battleground (part four)

Part four of six Philip Gerard says “North Carolina has this sort of schizophrenic personality as a state.” In yesterday’s segment about his book The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina (UNC Press, 2019), he talked about … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “Favorite Sites at Gettysburg”

If you’re a subscriber and enjoyed the Gettysburg podcast episode from last week, we’ve rounded up some extra resources. Not quite sure where to start exploring lesser-known sites on Gettysburg battlefield? We’ve got some suggestions. Whether is military history, civilian … Continue reading

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Three Points About Stones River

Many of our readers get the preservation mailings from the American Battlefield Trust, asking to save land at various sites. The most recent one covers the Battle of Stones River (Murfreesboro) and seeks to save some land on the Federal … Continue reading

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Yellowhammers and Environmentalism: The Drive To Raccoon Ford & Getting Ready For Gettysburg

In 2002 the historical interpretation unit I belonged to, The Southern Guard, was volunteering for a “living-history” program at Gettysburg National Military Park, portraying the 4th Alabama Infantry of Evander McIver Law’s famed brigade that was in John Bell Hood’s … Continue reading

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Words of the Wounded: The Gettysburg Campaign

By the end of the Gettysburg Campaign into Pennsylvania there were an estimated 64,000 killed, wounded and missing between both the Union and Confederate armies. The struggles and the implications on the medical field from the military campaign will be … Continue reading

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Where Are They? (Gettysburg, Of Course)

Around ECW “Headquarters”, our managing editor has been asking the question “where is everyone?” Answer: Gettysburg. Of course! And we are delighted for those who made the trek or are working the summer months at this special battlefield. Want to … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “Favorite Sites at Gettysburg” Is Now Available

Emerging Civil War’s Dan Welch is back in Gettysburg for the summer. He and podcast co-host Chris Mackowski talk about some of Dan’s favorite places to visit on the battlefield. We’re sure this episode will get your ready for a … Continue reading

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