Third Annual ECW Symposium Admission
Search by Post Categories
Subscribe BY RSS
Tag Archives: Battle of Fredericksburg
On May 5, 1864, my wife’s great-great-great grandfather, Levi Bowen, was wounded and taken prisoner in the Battle of the Wilderness. By the spring of 1864, Levi, a member of Company H, 7th Pennsylvania Reserves was a seasoned veteran. In … Continue reading
Early in the morning of December 11, 1862, Captain Augustus S. Perkins was shot through the neck and was likely dead before his body hit the ground. Falling victim to some of the opening shots of the Battle of Fredericksburg, … Continue reading
Civil War Witch Hunt: George Gordon Meade, the Retreat from Gettysburg and the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War
Part five in a series In the previous installment, we examined George Gordon Meade’s decision to defer an all-out assault along the lines at Williamsport for a day, instead of following his own aggressive instincts. Instead, he listened to the … Continue reading
I was not sure what to expect as we turned onto the drive that led to Andersonville. This was the part of our trip that I had been looking forward to the most. We are all drawn to the fields … Continue reading
We sometimes forget how much we have depended on the last 150 years to ensure our Civil War heritage is here for us to enjoy and study. Myriad causes have removed pages from the Civil War story. The Second World War wiped … Continue reading
This picture was taken early Sunday afternoon, February 15, 2015, of the Middle Pontoon Crossing site at the Fredericksburg City Dock. Ferry Farm can be seen on the opposite bank at the center of the picture.
This is part two of a two-part series on Jeb Stuart’s 1862 Christmas Raid; part one was posted on December 26th. Stuart’s Christmas Raid, by John Paul Strain After sending his famous message to Gen. Meigs, Stuart decided to confuse … Continue reading
This is the first of a two-part series on Jeb Stuart’s 1862 Christmas Raid. After the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia settled in the area south of the Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg. On Christmas day, Gen. … Continue reading
Marye’s Heights in Fredericksburg must have looked a lot like this on December 13, 1862 (except that it was swarming with Confederates).