Tag Archives: Battle of Chickamauga

A Father’s Legacy: Simon Bolivar Buckner Sr. and Jr.

On January 8, 1914, Simon Bolivar Buckner died. He was the last surviving Confederate lieutenant general, and was buried in Frankfort, Kentucky’s cemetery with considerable ceremony. Born in 1823, in Munfordville, Kentucky, he was named in honor of Simon Bolivar, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 9/17-9/23/18

This week it will be 155 years since the Battle of Chickamauga. Do you have a favorite officer from that battle? Why do you admire his leadership?

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McCook and the Czar

100 years ago last night, Czar Nicholas II and his family were killed by the Bolsheviks near Ekaterinburg, Russia. This was the end of the Romanov Dynasty, which had ruled Russia since 1613. The US representative to Nicholas II’s coronation … Continue reading

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Saving General Thomas’ Rations

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Andrew Miller A general needs his rations like any soldier in the army. Even more important is maintaining a well fed staff as they perform innumerable duties to guarantee that the general’s orders are … Continue reading

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Symposium Speaker Lineup Change

We wanted to make you aware that we have had to make a change to one of the topics for this year’s symposium. Due to circumstances beyond his control, Lee White, will be unable to make it to this year’s … Continue reading

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The Other Rock of Chickamauga?

One of the joys of research is turning an unexpected corner to find out something new. That happens every so often, and when it does, I always get a little buzz of excitement. Most recently, that buzz came when I … Continue reading

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Binge Watch the 2016 ECW Symposium

Can’t get enough of Emerging Civil War? Well, you are in luck. C-SPAN will be airing the programs of the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge this week. All episodes will air on C-SPAN 3. Check out … Continue reading

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Confessions from Chickamauga: “Taking Chattanooga is as important as taking Richmond.”

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome guest author Hunter S. Jones Although I’d visited the Chickamauga Park my entire life, I knew next to nothing about the actual battle. When I started this journey, I had no idea what … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: David A. Powell and an Introduction to Civil War Tactics

We are pleased to welcome back David (Dave) A. Powell to the Emerging Civil War Symposium. Dave is a leading expert on the Chickamauga Campaign, and has penned multiple volumes on the battle for Savas Beatie, LLC. He was also integral … Continue reading

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Civil War Echoes: Philippine Scouts

As many of you know, I’ve been working on a book about Bataan and Corregidor (it went to the publisher today). I’ve blogged and spoken about several Civil War connections to those battles and their participants. Here’s one I just … Continue reading

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