Category Archives: Battles

Sketch of the Siege of Fredericksburg

View of Fredericksburg from Falmouth, VA, on the north bank of the Rappahannock River.  

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Exploring Knoxville’s Civil War History

Did you catch ECW’s YouTube videos at Knoxville, Tennessee? We’re always creating a variety of content, and here’s a “film feature” on the blog with Chris Mackowski and Jim Doncaster from the Knoxville Civil War Round Table.

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Chasing Uncle Billy: Breaching the Line of the Salkahatchie River (part two)

(part two of two) On February 1, 1865, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s might army crossed into South Carolina and began moving north. He kept his two wings separated for a variety of reasons: to confuse the Confederates as to … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 12/2-12/8/19

The Battle of Franklin is significant in Civil War history in several different ways. But we’re curious…what makes this battle important to you?

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Looking Back: Battle of Franklin

This year Lee White’s book on the Battle of Franklin – Let Us Die Like Men – joined the ECW series. There is also a collection of the blog posts from past years about the battle. However, on the 155th … Continue reading

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Fighting Rebels and Fighting Fires: The Life of George F. Griffin (Part 1/2)

Sometime around midnight of April 19, 1880, a defective range stove started a fire on the first floor of No. 18, Travers Street, in Boston, Massachusetts. A passing patrolman in the police department saw the flames and raced to a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Three Battles of Sand Creek

Sand Creek. I’d been reading about the Civil War for probably a full ten years before I’d ever heard about it. Granted, it’s an incident that aligns more with the Plains Wars than the Civil War, but considering the event … Continue reading

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2020 ECW Symposium Full Line-Up Announced

Welcome back to the first installment of our Symposium Spotlight series for the 2020 Emerging Civil War Symposium. Several weeks ago we announced our theme, “Fallen Leaders of the Civil War,” along with our keynote speaker, Gordon Rhea. Historian Rhea … Continue reading

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Company K, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters at Spotsylvania

Last Sunday, I went walking along Burnside Drive in Spotsylvania National Battlefield. I started at the Michigan Marker and one of the regiments listed there was the main reason I came to this location to walk and think about Native … Continue reading

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“Holding His Command”: Colonel Nelson Miles at Chancellorsville

Yesterday, I sorted through the official records’ order of battle lists and tweeted about it. I posted a photo of a portion of the list and asked followers if they could identify which battle I was working on from the … Continue reading

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