Category Archives: Battles

ECW Podcast “The Forgotten Fall, Part 2” Is Now Available

Have you been waiting for the continuation of the “The Forgotten Fall”? Chris Mackowski and Kris White started this conversation in February and now it’s time to finish the discussion on the ECW Podcast! They’ll pick up their conversation from … Continue reading

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Florida’s Irish General

When the words “Irish” and “Confederate general” are spoken most students of the war immediately think of Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, the “Stonewall of the West” who was killed in action at the Battle of Franklin in November 1864. There were … Continue reading

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The Confederate Navy’s Order of Battle at New Orleans: A Reflection of Political Tensions

ECW welcomes back guest author Neil P. Chatelain. The ECW post on September 27, 2018 titled “Order of Battle – Why Those Lists Matter” reminded me of my own research, and I began doing what historians do: using thoughts and … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “The Forgotten Fall, Part 1”

Intrigued by “The Forgotten Fall” and the discussion started by Chris Mackowksi and Kris White on last week’s episode of the Emerging Civil War Podcast? We’ve rounded up a solid list of resources from our archives, focusing on Bristoe Station … Continue reading

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African American Soldiers at Fort Gilmer

It was September 29, 1864. General Benjamin Butler’s Army of the James finally arose from its slumber, crossing the James and launching attacks against the outer Confederate fortifications around Richmond. The plan was to pierce the works and then to … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “The Forgotten Fall, Part 1” Is Now Available

Curious about the military events in Virginia during the autumn of 1863. The new ECW Podcast – just released this morning – is part one of a discussion about the battles and campaigns of that season. “The Forgotten Fall, Part … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “Decisions at Chickamauga”

Dave Powell has written volumes – literally – about the Battle of Chickamauga. Here are a few resources related to last week’s ECW Podcast episode that you won’t want to miss. Did you have a chance to hear the battle … Continue reading

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“Blowed to Freedom!”: Abraham and the Vicksburg Mine

Every February ECW does a series of posts about African Americans and the Civil War. There are many from which to choose, but I have made it my mission, as it were, to find those who are not as well … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 2/4-2/10/19

The capture of Forts Henry and Donelson by a combined Union army and naval force in February 1862 opened a military path in the western theater and scored a morale victory for the north. In your opinion, what would have … Continue reading

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26th Michigan: “Through those long hours of murderous conflict”

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Nathan Varnold. When we look back over the four battlefields here in the Fredericksburg area, no ground holds more harrowing scenes, more gruesome details, nor more emotional devastation than the ground in and around … Continue reading

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