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My Favorite Historical Person: James Hanger

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Kristen M. Trout As a Civil War historian, the toughest and most challenging question of all is “who is your favorite historical person?” From Union war heroes to gallant Rebel commanders to the … Continue reading

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“On Swept the Gallant Little Brigade”

Part Two Sleep did not come easily for any of Steuart’s men on the slopes of Culp’s Hill. At 1:00 a.m. “we were awakened…by the advance of a column of Yankees, but a volley from our line caused them to … Continue reading

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500 yards

Part one in series  The attack started late in the afternoon of July 2nd. Approximately 2,100 men from three Virginia regiments, two from North Carolina, and a battalion of Marylanders charged up the hill. Overlapping the enemy flank, the charge … Continue reading

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Invading Home

When Robert E. Lee made the decision to invade the north in June 1863 he aimed to take the war into enemy territory north of the Potomac River. For a portion of his army, the invasion route would take them back … Continue reading

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