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Where Was George Gordon Meade?

A Google search of the many sketches and paintings that have become the iconic, popular images of Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House may unveil a startling revelation. The commander of the Army of the Potomac, the principle U.S. Army in the Eastern Theater was not present in Mr. McLean’s parlor on April […]

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ECWS Endnotes/Footnotes/Citations

Emerging Civil War Series Footnotes/Endnotes/Citations The Aftermath of Battle: The Burial of the Civil War Dead by Meg Groeling: Endnotes and Sources The Carnage Was Fearful: The Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862 by Michael E. Block: Footnotes Dawn of Victory: Breakthrough at Petersburg, March 25-April 2, 1865 by Edward S. Alexander: Footnotes and Sources […]

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The Downfall of a Federal Corps Commander: Warren-Sheridan and the Five Forks Controversy: Part One

Part One in a Series. It is a well-known fact that many historians live with the characters that they write about for many years. Delving into a major project often exposes us to an abundance of characters that are well known to the Civil War community as a whole. Some historians have made their entire […]

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No Turning Back Takes Dunkerly to the Bitter End

By ECW Correspondant Patrick Tintle Dating back to the late 1990s, Robert M. Dunkerly has been infatuated with writing history. The historian began his career with a few history articles and then full-length books, but Dunkerly is not just a writer. He doubles as a park ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park and is the […]

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Exploring Jericho Mills

It feels more like late March than late January as we walk across the field at Jericho Mills. The sky is as open and clear as the ground we’re walking across. Dried cow patties dot the field like landmines, and barbed wire runs along the field’s edges. It could just as easily be a World War I […]

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“I feel that in parting from them I am severing the strongest ties of my military life”: Winfield Scott Hancock leaves the Second Corps

On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 1864, the Army of the Potomac lost one of its finest fighting commanders. Winfield Scott Hancock, tenacious leader of the Second Corps, was relieved by Andrew Humphreys and sent to Washington, D.C. to lead in the formation of the First Corps, Veteran Reserve. He was leaving because his health could […]

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The Wind-Down of Photo Season

The view coming down Sterrett’s Gap catches me unaware. The panorama opens unexpectedly on my right: The Cumberland Valley laid out in a patchwork of browns and tans and auburns. In the distance, I can see Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and, it seems, all the way to forever—or at least the Mason Dixon line. I have come […]

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Coming Soon from the Emerging Civil War Series: Strike Them a Blow!

The roll-out continues for the Emerging Civil War Series’s upcoming book titles. So far, we focused on the end of the war in 1865. But another title we’re looking forward to fills in a gap in our library: Strike Them a Blow: Battle Along the North Anna River, May 21-25, 1864 by Chris Mackowski. Strike […]

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Strike Them a Blow

“If I can get one more pull at [Grant], I will defeat him.” — Robert E. Lee “Everything looks exceedingly favorable to us.” — Ulysses S. Grant Strike Them a Blow: Battle Along the North Anna River, May 21-25, 1864 by Chris Mackowski Savas Beatie, 2015 192 pp.; 179 images, 11 maps ISBN: 978-1-61121-254-9 Click […]

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