Tag Archives: Battle of Chancellorsville

Sharpshooters at Chancellorsville

ECW welcome guest author T. J. Bradley…. “Sharpshooter” tends to be a word that grabs a Civil War enthusiast’s attention. Thoughts are conjured of green coats and leather gaiters, Whitworth rifles, and the ability to hit elephants at a given … Continue reading

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Called Out For “The Men Not To Fire” At Chancellorsville

Dark night. A general on a scouting expedition out in front of the lines. Moonlight and dense woods. A call for troops not to fire. What Civil War account comes most quickly to mind? Probably “Stonewall” Jackson at Chancellorsville. However, … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of the 130th Pennsylvania at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville

The 130th Pennsylvania Infantry mustered in for a nine-month term, serving from August 1862 to May 1863. During this comparatively brief time, they fought in some of the war’s bloodiest battles. In a previous post, I followed in the footsteps … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3: “Lee’s Greatest Victory, Lee’s Greatest Defeat” by Kris White

We told you a couple weeks ago about the top-secret online symposium ECW was pulling together as a bonus for. If you missed details, there’s a preview below. All the segments will be going up on the ECW YouTube page … Continue reading

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Left Behind: Pieces of Lives & Personal Stories

Last afternoon, I stopped by the Jackson’s Flank Attack site at Chancellorsville battlefield for “coffee with the XI Corps.” As I sat under one of the trees looking east over the fields, I was thinking about the things the Union … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 5/3-5/9/21

In your opinion, what was THE decisive moment in the Chancellorsville Campaign?

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Sherman’s Prescience on Hooker

I came across a letter the other day from “Uncle Billy” Sherman to his wife, written on this date in 1863. Grant was preparing for his move across the Mississippi for what would become his overland campaign against Vicksburg, but … Continue reading

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Lee’s Luck

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author John Roos… As the 214th birthday of Robert E. Lee has come and gone, I couldn’t help but to reflect on the general. Living in the Fredericksburg area, and giving tours on all … Continue reading

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General John F. Reynolds: Great Corps Commander or Just Famous for Dying at Gettysburg?

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author John Roos Icons within the American Civil War can be found everywhere. Some loom larger than others, like Robert E. Lee, William Sherman, and “Stonewall” Jackson. Others find their fame within one specific moment. … Continue reading

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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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