Search Results for: Chancellorsville

“Holding His Command”: Colonel Nelson Miles at Chancellorsville

Yesterday, I sorted through the official records’ order of battle lists and tweeted about it. I posted a photo of a portion of the list and asked followers if they could identify which battle I was working on from the … Continue reading

Posted in Battles, Leadership--Federal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“So Perfect a Slaughter”: Ruger’s Brigade at Chancellorsville on May 3

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Nathan Varnold As a park guide working for the National Park Service, it is nearly impossible to tell a story of Chancellorsville without mentioning the dominating figure Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson. His legend … Continue reading

Posted in Battles | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“Heard From Today”: VMI and Jackson’s Words at Chancellorsville

General, The enemy has made a stand at Chancellors’s which is about 2 miles from Chancellorsville. I hope as soon as practicable to attack. I trust that an Ever Kind Providence will bless us with great success. Respectfully, T.J. Jackson … Continue reading

Posted in Battles, Memory | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Yankee’s Tale of Two Encounters with Stonewall’s Foot Cavalry at Chancellorsville (Part 2)

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson Part Two: “I don’t know how I escaped” Click here to go to Part One of this article. The Yankees were fairly full of themselves when the May 2 fighting wound … Continue reading

Posted in Battles, Common Soldier | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Yankee’s Tale of Two Encounters with Stonewall’s Foot Cavalry at Chancellorsville (Part 1)

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson Part One: A “most splendid affair” at Catharine Furnace On May 2, 1863, the day that Lt. General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson was mortally wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville, his … Continue reading

Posted in Battles, Common Soldier | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Recapping Facebook LIVE from Chancellorsville

If you missed our Facebook LIVE events with the Civil War Trust this past week, you can still watch them—even if you’re not on Facebook. For your convenience, we’ve collected links for all episodes, below. Emerging Civil War historians Edward … Continue reading

Posted in Emerging Civil War, Internet, Websites & Blogs, Preservation | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

LIVE from Chancellorsville on Day 3

What a day in the field we had today! Emerging Civil War once again partnered with Civil War Trust for a second day of Facebook LIVE broadcasts to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the battle of Chancellorsville. (You can still … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Emerging Civil War, Preservation | 4 Comments

The 114th PA at Chancellorsville, Overlooked in Plain Sight

The Chancellorsville monument to the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry is arguably the battlefield’s most visible monument—and, ironically, the least accessible. The granite tablet sits next to the eastbound lane of Route Three, facing the forest rather than the road, maintaining both … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Emerging Civil War, Monuments | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Facebook LIVE for the Chancellorsville 155th

What a great day we had at Chancellorsville today for our Facebook LIVE event with the Civil War Trust. Hosted by the Trust’s Garry Adelman and Kris White (ECW’s co-founder!), a number of ECW historians participated: Dan Davis, Ryan Quint, … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Emerging Civil War, Preservation | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

The First Day at Chancellorsville Battlefield

Fighting at Chancellorsville opened on the morning of May 1, 1863, along the Orange Turnpike and the Orange Plank Road. Today, the property where fighting took place along the turnpike—now Route 3—is preserved thanks to the efforts of the Civil … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Emerging Civil War, Monuments, Preservation | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments