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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
Today, I’m prepping notes for another Battle of New Market presentation, and as I went through General Lee’s letters to General Breckinridge again, the wording grabbed my attention. Take a look:
The battle of Fisher’s Hill pushed the Confederates under General Jubal Early into a panicked retreat up the Shenandoah Valley, leaving the lower and portions of the middle valley open to Union control and raids. The Rebels had attempted to … Continue reading
On the morning of September 15, 1862, Stonewall Jackson had just completed a profound military achievement. Three separate columns all nominally under his command converged on a single point–Harpers Ferry–nearly simultaneously. They ensnared the Federal garrison positioned around the town … Continue reading
April 1862. Confederate leadership. Braxton Bragg – the odd man out. Today, we’ve collected some blog posts from our archives to pair with the new podcast from last week. Did you have a chance to hear Chris M. and Chris … Continue reading
In April 1862, Confederate command in Tennessee consisted of a constellation of stars—and Braxton Bragg. Chris Mackowski and Chris Kolakowski discuss the rock stars and the odd man out in our newest podcast!
On the night of April 14, 1865 in Greensboro, North Carolina, Confederate Captain Micajah H. Clark with assistance packed into ambulances and wagons Confederate Government archives, baggage of Confederate officials, and $35,000 in currency. Their goal was to secrete these … Continue reading
An ECW fan sent us this thought-provoking question: What would have changed for the Confederacy if Jefferson Davis had become an army general and John Breckinridge had become President?