Tag Archives: Arthur MacArthur

Things I have learned on the way to Atlanta – A Blunder at Resaca.

From my forthcoming Volume One of the Atlanta Campaign, to be published by Savas Beatie. On May 14, the Federals made repeated assaults against entrenched Confederates at Resaca. Among the troops caught up in these attacks were some old friends-regiments … Continue reading

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A Civil War Hero’s Tennessee Ties

ECW welcomes back guest author Gregory L. Wade The career of General Douglas McArthur is well known, especially for those of the World War II generation.  But few know of the amazing Civil War connections this iconic family has with … Continue reading

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Who Tended to the Dying Arthur MacArthur?

ECW welcomes guest author Charlie Knight In his last few moments of life, Lt. Gen. Arthur MacArthur recounted the Atlanta Campaign in front of dozens of veterans of his former regiment, the 24th Wisconsin Infantry. Just as he began to … Continue reading

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The Immortal 17: Civil War Veterans on the Active Army List in 1909, Part 2

Author’s note: This is Part 2 of 2 listing the 17 officers still on the active army list four decades after the Civil War ended. You can find Part 1 here. 

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Spotlight: ECW & MacArthur Memorial Symposium

In 1951, General Douglas MacArthur described himself as “the reunion of blue and gray personified.” The experiences of his family in the Civil War helped mold and inspire MacArthur during his military career. MacArthur ancestors served in the East and … Continue reading

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Spotlight: ECW & MacArthur Memorial Symposium

In 1951, General Douglas MacArthur described himself as “the reunion of blue and gray personified.” The experiences of his family in the Civil War helped mold and inspire MacArthur during his military career. MacArthur ancestors served in the East and … Continue reading

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Civil War Echoes: The Golden Spike

150 years ago today, at 12:47 PM local time, the Golden Spike was driven near Promontory Point, Utah. This ceremony (pictured) completed the Transcontinental Railroad by joining the Central Pacific and Union Pacific. At least two noteworthy Civil War veterans … Continue reading

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The Final Legacy of the Civil War Generation

The Civil War reshaped and defined the United States in ways still very visible today. That is enough for one generation, right? Yet the Civil War generation also led the United States throughout the late 19th Century of industrialization, expansion, … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The MacArthur Memorial

In the heart of downtown Norfolk stands the former Norfolk City Hall. Opened in 1850, in May 1862 Norfolk’s mayor surrendered to the Union Army on its front steps. Today, it is the resting place of one of America’s most … Continue reading

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Civil War Echoes: Manila 1941

75 years ago today, Douglas MacArthur ordered the evacuation of Manila. Over the next week, a massive movement of personnel and supplies occurred from the Philippine capital to Bataan and Corregidor. Japanese forces entered Manila on January 2, 1942. There … Continue reading

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