Tag Archives: Antietam

“Their Balaklava”

There are some stories, no matter how heroic, that just do not fit into the standard interpretation of a battle.  Take, for instance, the story of the 7th Maine at Antietam.  They arrived on the northern end of the battlefield … Continue reading

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Civil War Echoes: O Canada!

With the recent controversy involving O Canada in the NBA news, it might be of interest to our readers to note that the song is an echo of the Civil War. The song itself dates from 1880, when it was commissioned … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Ryan Quint and the Cornfield at Antietam

Ryan Quint, Emerging Civil War’s Book Review Editor, will make his second appearance at the Emerging Civil War Symposium. It seems that some of the most simply named places on Civil War battlefields, witnessed the most horrific moments of the … Continue reading

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Announcing Our Symposium Schedule of Events

We are proud to announce the schedule of events for our Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. We have an outstanding line up of speakers, and don’t miss Sunday’s walking tour of the Second Fredericksburg battlefield with … Continue reading

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When General Lee Cried

One of the excitements of writing history comes when one finds a story that’s fresh, new, or hasn’t yet made its way into the accepted secondary literature. I  have one I’d like to share. For Savas Beatie, I’m finishing a … Continue reading

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A View and A Memory

On a recent park training held in Harper’s Ferry, I had the chance, after class, to drive over to Antietam National Battlefield and walk the grounds as the sun set on a crisp autumn day. In fact, the training was … Continue reading

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“The General Result Was In Our Favor”: The Army of Potomac’s Victory at Antietam

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Kevin Pawlak Fortunately, for the sake of debate, the outcome of Civil War battles is not as clear-cut as that of a football game, where one can look at the scoreboard at … Continue reading

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Congress Considers Expanding Antietam NB to Include Shepherdstown

ECW is pleased to welcome guest author Kevin Pawlak, author of Shepherdstown in the Civil War. Congress is currently considering a proposal to change the boundaries of Antietam National Battlefield to include Shepherdstown. Pawlak has been deeply involved in the … Continue reading

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Victory for the North Woods Tract at Antietam

Last week, we told you about an under-the-gun effort the Civil War Trust faced in securing a pie-slice of land at Antietam. “I have wonderful news to share,” says Jim Lighthizer, president of the Trust. “Our fundraising goal was met. … Continue reading

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Saving Antietam (part II): Dan Vermilya

Earlier today, historian Daniel J. Vermilya offered some of his thoughts about the preservation work the Civil War Trust has done at Antietam. This afternoon, he focuses a little more specifically on the Trust’s latest efforts:  “While the Cornfield is … Continue reading

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