Tag Archives: 1864 Valley Campaign

The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Bloody Autumn

Bloody Autumn: Excitement and Anxiety—The First Book Excitement. I remember the very moment I received the call that Dan Davis and I had the green-light from Ted Savas to tackle the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 as one of the … Continue reading

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The ’64 Valley Campaign: Solidifying Lincoln’s Election but Not a Turning Point

In the midst of our ongoing ‘Turning Points’ discussion last week, someone asked me last week if I thought Sheridan’s 1864 Valley Campaign was a turning point. I gave this very question a lot of thought when Phill Greenwalt and … Continue reading

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Battle of Lynchburg 150th

Continuing the trend of the 150th, the Lynchburg (VA) Civil War Sesquicentennial is hosting a week of events to commemorate the Battle of Lynchburg fought on June 17 – 18, 1864. One of the highlights, which I may be a … Continue reading

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Prepping for a “Bloody Autumn” in the Shenandoah

Back home in northwestern Pennsylvania, the mountains have begun to calico, but here in the Shenandoah Valley, everything still overflows with green. The early autumn sun bathes it all in a soft glow. The corn is high. The harvest is … Continue reading

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