Category Archives: Civil War Events

“I Intend to Make the Yankees Pay”: Surprise at Verdiersville

Part two. You may read Part 1 here. Robert E. Lee had already decided on a course of action by the time Maj. Gen. Jeb Stuart arrived at his headquarters around noon on August 17 outside Orange Court House. Facing … Continue reading

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Sailors, Diplomats, Tycoons and the Campaign to Control California’s Gold in the Civil War

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Neil Chatelain As massive operations spread across the United States during the Civil War, a secret and ever-important campaign was being waged at sea. This was not ironclad warships battling one … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Biggest Civil War Roundtable in the Country (conclusion)

(The final installment of a six-part series) This week, ECW Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski has been talking with Mike Powell, president of the Brunswick (NC) Civil War Roundtable. With 1,200 members, it’s the largest roundtable in the country. Hopefully their conversations … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Country’s Biggest Civil War Roundtable (part five)

(part five of a six-part series) As ECW Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski continues his conversation with Mike Powell, president of the Brunswick (N.C.) Civil War Roundtable—the largest in the country—they talk today about the importance of collaboration. CM: One of the … Continue reading

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“On Came the Johnnies”: The First Battle of Brandy Station

This Sunday, attendees of the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge will tour the battlefield of Brandy Station. This area in eastern Culpeper County was some of the most fought over during the Civil War. While the … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Country’s Biggest Civil War Roundtable (part four)

(part four of a six-part series) ECW Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski has been talking this week with Mike Powell, president of the Brunswick (NC) Civil War Roundtable, which has more than 1,200 members. In the first two segments, they talked about … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Country’s Biggest Civil War Roundtable (part three)

(part three of a six-part series) ECW Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski is talking with Mike Powell, president of the Brunswick Civil War Roundtable—the largest in the country. Yesterday, Mike offered some background about the roundtable and explained the importance good publicity … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Country’s Biggest Civil War Roundtable (part two)

(part two of a six-part series) The Brunswick (N.C.) Civil War Roundtable is the largest in the country. This week, ECW Editor-in-Chief shares a conversation he had with the roundtable’s president, Mike Powell, last May. Chris Mackowski: So how did … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Country’s Biggest Civil War Roundtable (part one)

(part one of a six-part series) It’s the Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend, and summer in southeastern North Carolina feels like it’s already in full swing. As members of the Brunswick Civil War Roundtable file into Hatch Auditorium, the temperature … Continue reading

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“No Time for Dallying”: “Grumble” Jones and the Battle of Brandy Station

Next weekend marks the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium. Each year to close out the activities, we have conducted a tour on Sunday of a battlefield which fits the scope of the weekend’s theme. This year, attendees will explore … Continue reading

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