2017 ECW Symposium Admission
- 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)
- Joe Johnston Backpeddling to the Gulf?
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Category Archives: Leadership–Confederate
With some states celebrating Lee/Jackson Day this month, we thought it would be a good time to ask the question… Who’s leadership style do you think was best? Lee or Jackson?
75 years ago today, Douglas MacArthur ordered the evacuation of Manila. Over the next week, a massive movement of personnel and supplies occurred from the Philippine capital to Bataan and Corregidor. Japanese forces entered Manila on January 2, 1942. There … Continue reading
If you could spend the holidays at a Civil War headquarters or encampment, whose would you choose? Why?
On this date in 1831, seven-year-old Thomas Jonathan Jackson lost his mother. Julia (Jackson) Woodson was thirty-three years old and had suffered for yours from a pulmonary ailment that turned out to be tuberculosis. Since her husband’s death five years … Continue reading
Today, we’re pleased to welcome guest author Doug Crenshaw. Doug, a volunteer with Richmond National Battlefield, is at work on books for the Emerging Civil War Series about the Peninsula Campaign and the Seven Days’ Battles. On July 1, 1862, … 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
A thoughtful respondent to my recent submission to the ECW blog, “1860’s Politics,” wondered why Gen. George McClellan, Democratic nominee for U. S. president in 1864, waited until after Sherman’s troops captured Atlanta, Sept. 2, 1864, before he announced his … Continue reading