Category Archives: On Location

On Location: Atop Kennesaw Mountain

On June 19, 1864, Joseph Johnston’s Army of Tennessee slipped into its strongest defensive position of the Atlanta Campaign: Kennesaw Mountain. I went On Location, at the mountain’s crest, to take a look for myself; I also had the opportunity … Continue reading

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On Location: The Site of Leonidas Polk’s Death

On June 14, 1864, Confederate Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk was inspecting Federal movements from atop Pine Mountain when Federal artillery opened fire on him. I went On Location, on the anniversary of Polk’s death, to the spot where he was … Continue reading

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Catch ECW on the Tube—that electronic internety YouTube, that is!

Emerging Civil War is now on YouTube! You can visit our channel here. We’re starting easy by uploading our OnLocation videos. But as we build the channel, look for links to other ECW features, too. Take a look, get caught … Continue reading

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On Location: Fort Fisher

At a recent speaking engagement along the Cape Fear River, I had the opportunity to spend some time at one of the Confederacy’s strongest spots: Fort Fisher.  

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On Location: Where Stonewall Jackson Got Shot

I’m On Location at Chancellorsville once again—this time at the scene of one of the most famous incidences of the war. Stonewall Jackson, riding along the Mountain Road, was accidentally shot by his own men—and we’ve been talking about it … Continue reading

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On Location: The Lee-Jackson Bivouac Site

On May 1, 1863, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson held their now-famous “Crackerbox Meeting” at Chancellorsville. Today, I went On Location at the Chancellorsville battlefield to visit the Lee-Jackson bivouac site.

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On Location: The Wounding of Joe Johnston

Back in January, ECW contributor Doug Crenshaw did some research for us on the location of Joe Johnston’s wounding at the battle of Seven Pines. While visiting the Richmond-area battlefields with him earlier this month, we decided to go On Location at … Continue reading

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On Location: At Beaver Dam Creek with Author Doug Crenshaw

My adventures On Location at the Richmond-area battlefields continue. I’m hanging out with Doug Crenshaw, author of the upcoming ECWS book Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up: The Seven Days Battles. We stopped by Beaver Dam Creek, where Doug has … Continue reading

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On Location: At Glendale with Author Doug Crenshaw

Although Doug Crenshaw and I were following the Seven Days battles so I could take some photos for his upcoming Emerging Civil War Series book, he also has a brand-new book published by History Press call The Battle of Glendale: … Continue reading

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On Location: Frederick Douglass’s Gravesite

My daughter lives in Rochester, New York, and I recently had to run up and help her move into a new place. Since I was in town, I figured I would go On Location at the city’s beautiful Mount Hope … Continue reading

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