Tag Archives: Battle of Chancellorsville

Words “in Praise of General Berry”: Hiram Berry Memorial Poems

“Not a word in praise of General Berry’s services, but half a column laudatory of Stonewall Jackson can be found in the Bath Courier,” a newspaper reader complained on May 23, 1863, in a letter to the Bangor, Maine, Whig … Continue reading

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The Absalom McGee Family: “Our Farm Adjoining Chancellorsville”

Part 1 Several households of McGees lived on near Chancellorsville and saw their land turned into battlefield on May 1, 1863. The Absalom McGee Family lived a little more than a mile east of the Chancellor Crossroads. They owned 100 … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 5/2-5/8/22

What is your favorite “What If” related to the Battle of Chancellorsville?

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Was it really Chancellorsville? Exploring Details in The Red Badge of Courage

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane is a work of classic fiction, exploring universal themes of humanity, violence, war, and the growth of courage. One of the brilliant things about the story is the lack of details—meaning that … Continue reading

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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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