Category Archives: Battlefields & Historic Places

Expeditions Bold And Admirable: Conclusion

Conclusion of a series. You may read the Introduction, The First Battle of Hartwood Church, The Dumfries Raid and Raid on the Occoquon here. The months of November and December, 1862 marked a transition in the career of Wade Hampton. … Continue reading

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Year In Review 2017: #7

Emerging Civil War guest author Doug Crenshaw shared some of his investigative research, detailing his search for location on the Virginia Peninsula. From archives to GPS maps to the actual battlefield, this blog post reveals the location of a famous … Continue reading

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Preservation News: June 1, 1864 at Cold Harbor

Recently the Civil War Trust announced an effort to preserve land related to the June 1, 1864 fighting at Cold Harbor. This combat has often been overshadowed by the Union assault which took place there on June 3. Cold Harbor … Continue reading

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A Commemoration to Remember Dranesville

I’ve been to my fair share of battle commemorations. I’ve listened to “Taps” every half hour while working at a National Cemetery’s Memorial Day service. I’ve laid carnations at Fredericksburg’s famous stone wall. But just a little while ago, I … Continue reading

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Expeditions Bold and Admirable: Raid on the Occoquan

Part three in a series. You may read the Introduction here, Part 1  here, and Part 2 here. Major General James Ewell Brown “Jeb” Stuart had been impressed with the recent actions of his subordinate, Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton. In the last week … Continue reading

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A Message from the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

This week in our Preservation News, we share with you a message from Tom Van Winkle, president of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust. The CVBT works tirelessly to preserve and interpret battlefields in Central Virginia. If you have not already … Continue reading

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Last Photos from Fredericksburg’s 155th

Before we get too far away from the anniversary of the battle of Fredericksburg, I just want to pass along a few pictures I took along the way yesterday during ECW’s Facebook LIVE event with the Civil War Trust and … Continue reading

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From a Former Prisoner to Another: Brigadier General William Stephen Walker and the Roots of Reconciliation

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Michael Chick A wonderful example of the kind of empathy that helped to make reconciliation possible was the capture of Brigadier General William Stephen Walker in 1864. Walker was born … Continue reading

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Join Us Tomorrow for Day Two of Our Fredericksburg Facebook LIVE Event

Hopefully you were able to join us earlier today for our special Facebook LIVE event with the Civil War Trust and the National Park Service from Fredericksburg National Battlefield. On our adventures, we climbed into the steeple of the Fredericksburg … Continue reading

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Turning Point: Assault on Battery Wagner by the 54th Massachusetts

Around a small hamlet in southern Pennsylvania, Robert E. Lee’s vaunted Army of Northern Virginia was stymied and driven back after three days, July 1st through the 3rd, of bloodletting at the Battle of Gettysburg. A turning point in the … Continue reading

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