News of the latest preservation fight in the Western Theater comes to us from the Civil War Trust. Take a moment to read Civil War Trust President Jim Lighthizer’s update at Fort Donelson and Parker’s Cross Roads.
Posted in Armies, Arms & Armaments, Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Campaigns, Cavalry, Civil War Events, Common Soldier, Leadership--Confederate, Leadership--Federal, Material Culture, Memory, Monuments, National Park Service, Personalities, Preservation, Weapons, Western Theater
Tagged battlefield preservation, Civil War Battlefield Preservation, Civil War Trust
Today we are pleased to welcome back guest author, Joe Owen. Joe has provided an account from Sergeant Val Giles of the 4th Texas Infantry. It was originally published in The Galveston Daily News on May 16, 1897.
Posted in Armies, Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Campaigns, Civil War Events, Common Soldier, Leadership--Confederate, Memory, Personalities, Primary Sources
Tagged 4th Texas Infantry, Battle of Gaines Mill, Chickamauga, Henry Benning, JEB Stuart, Jefferson Davis, Joseph Johnston, Robert E. Lee, Roger Pryor, Stonewall Jackson
Ryan Quint’s new book on the Battle of Monocacy has us thinking about “lesser-known battles.” What’s your favorite lesser-known battle to study or battlefield to visit?
Get updated on 2016’s preservation successes with the latest year-in-review from the Civil War Trust.
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Tagged battlefield preservation, Civil War Trust
Peter Vredenburgh, Jr. died almost 130 years before I was born. And yet, as I read his letters from the Civil War, I found myself identifying with Vredenburgh and thinking of him as a close companion. Which perhaps explains why, … Continue reading
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Tagged 14th New Jersey, Charles Ramsburg, Eleanor Vredenburgh, Frederick, James Ricketts, Maryland, Monocacy, New Jersey Supreme Court, Peter Vredenburgh, Third Battle of Winchester, Thomas Farm, Winchester
We are pleased to welcome back guest author Doug Crenshaw, who continues to look at communications mishaps during the campaigns for Richmond. Today, he turns to 1864. As they peered over the walls of Fort Harrison, Confederate soldiers witnessed an … Continue reading
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Tagged Army of the James, Benjamin Butler, Charles Heckman, communication, David Birney, Deep Bottom, Edward C. Ord, Fort Harrison, George Stannard, Richmond, X Corps, XVIII Corps
What did President Lincoln have to say to his soldiers after the Battle of Fredericksburg? We dug into the ECW archives and found Chris Mackowski’s post from 2013 to answer the question. Here’s the original article, recounting Lincoln’s Dec. 22, … Continue reading
This past week, the Civil War Trust announced two preservation victories. Their first announcement was an update on the expansion of Petersburg National Battlefield.
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