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My First Gettysburg Remembrance Day: In Memory to the Civil War Soldiers

On November 19, 2011, I drove to Gettysburg to participate in my first Remembrance Day activities.  Gettysburg has been my favorite Civil War battlefield since my first visit as an eight-year-old kid! Every time I visit, it is a special day for me and I see something that I have not seen before. The memories of […]


Weeks 4 and 5 and Upcoming!

The last few weeks have been great here at Emerging Civil War. We have been trying to bring a diverse look to the Civil War, and thus far, it has worked out well. We have welcomed a number of authors to the ranks: Dr. Mike Stevens, the president of the Central Virginia Battlefield Trust; author and historian […]


Chancellorsville: Crossroads of Fire—A Review

Chancellorsville: Crossroads of Fire Author: Chris Mackowski Thomas Publications 2011 137 Pages (4 Maps) 2 Appendices When many Civil War enthusiasts think of the battle of Chancellorsville, the first thought that pops to their mind is the wounding of Stonewall Jackson. For many, the battle begins and ends with the daring flank attack and wounding […]