Tag Archives: Battle of New Market

Photographic Portraits: Cadets Identified, Girl Unknown

“Those are cadet uniforms,” I thought while sorting through thumbnail files of digitized Civil War images on Library of Congress’s website. It was not at all what I was looking for at the moment, but I bookmarked the page to … Continue reading

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Oliver P. Evans: A Colorbearer at New Market

May 15 marked a defining day and the ending day of Oliver Perry Evans’s life, but not in the same year. However, his story began on June 2, 1842, when he was born near Jackson Court House, Virginia (now West … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: The Battle of New Market on the Big Screen?

Have you seen The Horse Soldiers? Have you seen the movie Field of Lost Shoes? Those are two common questions I get when I’m speaking about the Battle of New Market and my book, Call Out The Cadets. The answers … Continue reading

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New Market: Lee’s Message to Breckinridge

Today, I’m prepping notes for another Battle of New Market presentation, and as I went through General Lee’s letters to General Breckinridge again, the wording grabbed my attention. Take a look:

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ECW Podcast “A Conversation with Charlie Knight” Is Now Available

And it’s podcast release day… In our newest episode of the Emerging Civil War podcast, Dan Welch talks with Charlie Knight about New Market, Little Billy Mahone, the Crater, and more. This recording was produced live from the Douglas MacArthur … Continue reading

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The New Market Campaign Timeline – Expanded

These resources are a companion to my upcoming presentation at the Symposium this morning. Instead of confining the New Market Campaign to just the Shenandoah Valley, we need to understand it with all it’s “lesser known” actions and how this … Continue reading

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Saving Franz Sigel?

Recently, Dave Powell shared historical perspective on Union General Franz Sigel and the Battle of New Market. As we had previously agreed, here is my follow-up piece on the commander and why I had to be extra careful in my … Continue reading

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New Market’s Memory Wars

Remember what you ate for breakfast on Wednesday two weeks ago? And if you remember the meal, what time did you pour the cereal, turn on the stove, or place your order? Memory and remembering can be challenging. However, it … Continue reading

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Lydie Clinedinst & Moses Ezekiel: A Devoted Friendship Begun at New Market

Tears blurred the candlelit scene. Seventeen-year-old Thomas Garland Jefferson struggled for his final breaths. Former roommate and battlefield comrade—Moses Ezekiel—supported the dying cadet’s body while nearby a young civilian woman—Eliza Clinedinst—held a candle. Eliza’s sister, Anna, her mother, and the … Continue reading

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How I Got Hooked On New Market: The Story Behind Call Out The Cadets

When I first set foot on the parade field at Virginia Military Institute two days after my fourteenth birthday, I had no idea that one day I would have the privilege to write about the Civil War era cadets who … Continue reading

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