Tag Archives: Battle of Chancellorsville

Public and Private Recollections of Confederate General Edward Porter Alexander

ECW welcomes back guest author Abbi Smithmyer Nearly fifty years after the conclusion of the American Civil War, Edward Porter Alexander’s book Military Memoirs of a Confederate became available to the public. Alexander’s opening remarks begin with the following passage: … Continue reading

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Henry Hunt Reflects on the Battle of Chancellorsville

Chancellorsville was a black eye for the Army of the Potomac. But while it no doubt marked the beginning of the end of Joseph Hooker’s stint as army commander, it did not sour the desire for victory among the army’s … Continue reading

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FREE ECW Podcast: Jackson’s Wounding

Chris Mackowski, Rob Orrison, and Kris White have been preparing a surprise! There’s a new ECW Podcast episode about “Stonewall” Jackson’s wounding on the night of May 2, 1863, at Chancellorsville. And it’s available for FREE. Just head over the … Continue reading

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“Completely Paralyzed”: Colonel Nelson Miles Wounded At Chancellorsville

When morning came and the Battle of Chancellorsville continued on May 4, 1863, Colonel Nelson A. Miles of the 61st New York Infantry Regiment lay on a stretcher, five miles from the burned Chancellorsville Crossroads. So far, he had narrowly … Continue reading

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What Time Was It?

Yesterday evening, I had plans for dinner at the Union XI Corps campsites. I wanted to be at the “flank attack fields” on Chancellorsville battlefield at the time “Stonewall” Jackson launched his surprise attack against those troops 157 years ago. … Continue reading

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“Holding His Command”: Colonel Nelson Miles at Chancellorsville

Yesterday, I sorted through the official records’ order of battle lists and tweeted about it. I posted a photo of a portion of the list and asked followers if they could identify which battle I was working on from the … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “High Tide of the Confederacy, Part 2”

And we’re back with resources for Chancellorsville… Last month Part 1 went to Jackson’s wounding in the history discussion and now we’ve complied resources from May 3 through the end of the battle and then Jackson’s death on May 10. … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “The High Tide of the Confederacy, Part 2” Is Now Available

It’s been called “Lee’s Greatest Victory.” Why? And exactly why was it “all downhill for the Confederacy” after Chancellorsville? Chris Mackowski and Kris White continue their conversation about the high tide of the Confederacy on the Emerging Civil War Podcast!

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Joseph Morrison: Stonewall’s Aide & Brother-in-Law

There had been enough excitement and confusion for one evening. The flank attack had been a smashing success, but darkness, thick trees, and undergrowth slowed the Confederate advance and disorganized their battle lines. General Jackson seemed somewhat irritated, wanting to … Continue reading

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Lieutenant Justin E. Dimick: “Accomplished Artillery Officer, Truest Soldier”

“At 5 o’clock in the morning, the enemy attacked us in force, and, after a very severe fight by our men, the Federal line began to fall back. From the first moment I learned the position of the enemy, I … Continue reading

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