Category Archives: Revolutionary War

Fredericksburg, Virginia’s Sentry Box

Fredericksburg’s Sentry Box has a history spanning several of America’s most tumultuous eras. General George Weedon, a tavern owner, Revolutionary War general, and influential member of the Fredericksburg community, built the house in 1786, calling it the “Sentry Box” in … Continue reading

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“I hope my visit to Boston will do good…” John S. Mosby, Reconciliation and the American Revolution

Those who know me know of my “interest” in famous Confederate partisan, John S. Mosby. Ok, some would say “love affair,” but either way, I grew up reading about Mosby and his exploits during the Civil War. It was not … Continue reading

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Introducing the Emerging Revolutionary War Series!

Last month, we told you about our spring book releases for the Emerging Civil War Series. Well, that’s not the only thing up our sleeve. We’re excited to announce the launch of a sister line of books, the Emerging Revolutionary … Continue reading

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Civil War Trust Leads Effort To Preserve Battlefield Land in 2016

Get updated on 2016’s preservation successes with the latest year-in-review from the Civil War Trust.

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Civil War Trust Announces Two Big Successes!

This past week, the Civil War Trust announced two preservation victories. Their first announcement was an update on the expansion of Petersburg National Battlefield.

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Confederate Heritage: Getting it Wrong on Independence Day Weekend

I generally try to be empathetic about Confederate heritage issues, but a lot of times, hardcore neo-Confederates make it hard for me. For every reasonable voice I hear, I run into a guy like this one: a lone flag bearer … Continue reading

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Announcing the Emerging Revolutionary War Series

Some exciting news from our sister site, Emerging Revolutionary War: Although it’s been nearly 250 years since America’s founding, the Revolutionary era continues to capture people’s imaginations. To explore that story even further, the editors of Emerging Revolutionary War have … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 3/21-3/27/16

This week’s Question of the Week comes from Phill Greenwalt, who asks, “Is photography one of the chief reasons the Civil War is more studied and familiar than the American Revolution?”

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The Valley Forge Winter for the Army of the Potomac

To commemorate Washington’s Birthday today, Emerging Civil War is pleased to present an excerpt from the forthcoming book Seizing Destiny: The Army of the Potomac’s ‘Valley Forge’ and the Civil War Winter that Saved the Union by Albert Conner, Jr., … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2015: Emerging Revolutionary War

Today is Wednesday, and for most of 2015, that meant Rev War Wednesdays. On January 28 of this year, Emerging Civil War launched Rev War Wednesdays in effort to call attention to America’s Revolution-era history. The initiative followed the lead of … Continue reading

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