Category Archives: Leadership–Confederate

Book Review: Custer’s Gray Rival

Biographies abound of the Confederacy’s more well-known cavalry officers, especially J. E. B. Stuart and Nathan Bedford Forrest. But similar works detailing the lives of the next tier of Confederate cavaliers are less easy to find. Sheridan R. Barringer’s Custer’s Gray … Continue reading

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Fact vs Interpretation at the Bloody Lane

There is a movement afoot to reinterpret key parts of the Maryland Campaign. In some cases, battlefield interpretation is being changed or removed based on new sources and/or new perspectives. I am all for reexamining history based on new or … Continue reading

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“Be Not Ashamed To Say You Loved Them”

 (This blog is in remembrance and in honor of the love between a commander and his men. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”  John 15:13, King James Version.) For … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: P.G.T. Beauregard

Welcome back to our yearly spotlight series, highlighting speakers and topics for our upcoming symposium. Over the coming weeks, we will continue to feature previews of our speaker’s presentations for the 2020 Emerging Civil War Symposium. We’ll also be sharing … Continue reading

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The Buckner Graves

Last June I visited the graves of Simon Bolivar Buckner Sr and Jr, who are buried with their wives in the Frankfort Cemetery in Kentucky. I blogged about both men before here.

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Symposium Spotlight: A.P. Hill

In this week’s Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight we welcome Edward Alexander’s look at fallen leader, A.P. Hill. During the chaotic aftermath of the Sixth Corps breakthrough attack outside Petersburg, Virginia, on April 2, 1865, Corporal John Mauk fired at … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “Chickamauga: Confederate Leadership”

In the latest episode of the ECW Podcast, Dave Powell talked about Confederate leadership during the Battle of Chickamauga. This episode is a companion to his discussion on Union leadership a couple weeks earlier. (This podcast is available to ECW … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “Chickamauga: Confederate Leadership” Is Now Available

Earlier this month, the ECW podcast featured a discussion about Federal leadership at the Battle of Chickamauga. Today, Dave Powell returns to share about Confederate leadership triumph and challenges in one of the great battles in the western theater. This … Continue reading

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Marching to Fredericksburg via New Market

On one of my research trips to New Market when I was working on Call Out The Cadets, I made the trek to the top of New Market gap in Massanutten Mountian in the Shenandoah Valley. Modern Route 211 crosses … Continue reading

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2020 ECW Symposium Full Line-Up Announced

Welcome back to the first installment of our Symposium Spotlight series for the 2020 Emerging Civil War Symposium. Several weeks ago we announced our theme, “Fallen Leaders of the Civil War,” along with our keynote speaker, Gordon Rhea. Historian Rhea … Continue reading

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