2017 ECW Symposium Admission
- Stonewall’s Horses
- Book Review: Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln & the Union’s War Governors by Stephen D. Engle
- Tracking Down the Wounding of Joe Johnston
- “Unparalleled Insult and Wrong to the State”: Unionism and the Camp Jackson Affair of May 1861 (Part 2)
- “Unparalleled Insult and Wrong to the State”: Unionism and the Camp Jackson Affair of May 1861 (Part 1)
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Category Archives: Campaigns
While working on an essay for one of Emerging Civil War’s upcoming books with Southern Illinois University Press, I came across several accounts about Gen. Joe Johnston’s constant backwards motion during the spring and early summer of 1864. They were … Continue reading
If you follow Civil War Trails on Facebook you may have seen a recent post about poop. Yes. It’s true. I hesitated making the initial post for a few days. I even checked with some of my board members to … 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.
Preserving the sacred places where the American Civil War was fought is a priority for both our authors and readers.
One of my favorite pieces of correspondence from the war is a Dec. 2, 2863, letter that George Gordon Meade wrote to his wife in the wake of the Mine Run campaign. The commander of the Army of the Potomac, … Continue reading
On the evening of May 6, 1864, Lieutenant General U.S. Grant considered the day’s events. The Battle of the Wilderness had just ended its second day, and Grant’s forces had been beaten and battered in a way he’d never seen. … Continue reading
Part One With the month of October behind us, I think back on the topic of my first co-publication, Bloody Autumn, the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864. To add impetus to the recollections this year, I am currently fine-tuning a presentation that I will … Continue reading
What is your favorite late autumn battle, campaign, or other military movement to study? Note: “late autumn” refers to October, November, and the very beginning of December.