Category Archives: Emerging Civil War

ECW Welcomes Robert Lee Hodge

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome Robert Lee Hodge to the fold. Rob, a living historian well known in reenacting circles for his devotion to accuracy, has also worked passionately in the preservation community for nearly three decades. In … Continue reading

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The Train to Mt. McGregor

It was a sweltering day 134 years ago on June 16, 1885. The mercury teased the 100-degree mark, and for Ulysses S. Grant, the heat flowing back from the locomotive only made it worse. Add to that the storm of … Continue reading

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Week In Review: June 3-9, 2019

One of the important historical anniversaries this week wasn’t Civil War related (75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings), but guess what! We found ties to the 1860’s… You’ll also find traditional Civil War history with articles about Cold Harbor, the … Continue reading

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A Recap of the Overland Campaign’s 155th

One hundred fifty-five years ago, Ulysses S. Grant sat on the doorstep of Richmond, trying to figure out his next step now that Robert E. Lee had stymied him once again. The Overland Campaign was about to shift into a … Continue reading

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On Location With the James E. Taylor Sketchbook – Middleway, WV

If my wife were to one day reclaim the library room in our house and force me to sell off my collection of Civil War books, one indispensable volume that I’d need to insist on keeping would be With Sheridan … Continue reading

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“As glorious a death as a man can die”: Col. Guilford Bailey at the Battle of Seven Pines

Silas Casey’s Federals huddled behind their breastworks constituting the division’s main line of defense and listened to the growing cacophony of musketry and artillery to their front. For nearly two hours, they heard Confederate attacks slam against Casey’s front line … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Tony Horwitz

Yesterday, I rode the train from Buffalo to New York City. The tracks followed the Mohawk River in Central New York, nearing Albany. I took in the sheer number of shades of green that exist in the natural world. Then … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “High Tide of the Confederacy, Part 2”

And we’re back with resources for Chancellorsville… Last month Part 1 went to Jackson’s wounding in the history discussion and now we’ve complied resources from May 3 through the end of the battle and then Jackson’s death on May 10. … Continue reading

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The “Crime” at Pickett’s Mill

…and we have to pass over the dead Yanks of the battle field of yesterday; and here I beheld that which I cannot describe; and which I hope never to see again, dead men meet the eye in every direction, … Continue reading

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The Fox House at the North Anna River

On May 23, 1864–155 years ago today–Robert E. Lee sat on the porch of Rev. Thomas Fox’s home, drinking a glass of buttermilk, when Federals appeared on the north bank of the North Anna River a half a mile to … Continue reading

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