Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

3 Days Left To Register For CA Civil War Conference!

Now is the hour to send in your registration for The American Civil War Conference – 1861: Marching To War. Don’t miss this all-day event on Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Temecula, California, bringing historians, researchers, and history enthusiasts together for … Continue reading

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The North Anna River, Today

The day was quiet and the water high along the North Anna River today. One hundred and fifty two years ago, Winfield Scott Hancock’s II Corps was coming to grief as it tried to advance down the Telegraph Road and … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 5/23-5/29/16

152 years ago today, the Eastern armies clashed along the banks of the North Anna River—a phase of the Overland Campaign that tends to get overlooked in light of the more sensational and dramatic actions before and after. Yet the … Continue reading

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Sailors Are Not Soldiers

Civil War deep-water sailors—North and South—were not like soldiers. They came from very different backgrounds and fought a much different war. “[They] looked, moved, and talked like typical sailors,” noted one study. “Ruddy cheeks worn by the sun and wind, … Continue reading

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Confederate Heritage: “Heaven Knows, a Hard Topic to Discuss.”

Later today, I’ll visit with my friends at the North Carolina Civil War Roundtable. Rather than a traditional program on some aspect of the war, they’ve asked me to follow up on some comments I made after Lee-Jackson Day in Lexington, … Continue reading

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ECW Welcomes Kevin Pawlak

ECW readers are well familiar with the great guest posts of Kevin Pawlak. We’re pleased to announce that he’s coming aboard as a regular ECW contributor! “The Civil War has fascinated me since I was nine years old,” Kevin says. … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 5/16-5/22/16

From Sarah Kay Bierle: General “Stonewall” Jackson won an impressive strategic victory during the 1862 Valley Campaign, but he was not fighting “the best” of the Union generals. What do you think might have happened if Jackson had lived and faced … Continue reading

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The Grand Opening of the Resaca Battlefield Historic Site

Today, we’re pleased to get a “man in the field” report from guest poster Michael K. Shaffer of Civil War Historian, who attended Friday’s grand opening of the new battlefield park at Resaca, Georgia. He sent us this dispatch. Gathering … Continue reading

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A Little Wedding, A Little History

We’re getting ready for a wedding this afternoon here at Stevenson Ridge. Teal, peach, and off-white pom-poms festoon the fireplace in the chapel, and spider-thin curly-que candelabras, also teal, sit at the center of each table. A sign in the … Continue reading

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ECW at Yellow Tavern

May 12, 2016 marks the 152nd anniversary of Jeb Stuart’s death. Yesterday we posted instructions to reach the monument to his mortal wounding at Yellow Tavern. It can be quite difficult to find. The Virginia contingent of ECW welcomed Jimmy Brookes, … Continue reading

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