Tag Archives: Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

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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Struck by a Fired Ramrod, Part 3: Who Shot Major Ellis?

This is part three of a three-part series. Part one. Part two. For decades after William Ellis’s death, his story concluded for all but his mother. Later that month, August 1864, the already widowed Catharine Ellis began the process of … Continue reading

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Book #9 in the Top Ten Books Every Civil War Fanatic Should Own

Part of a Series: Books Every Civil War Buff Ought to Own We all have a favorite battle, odd as “favorite” sounds when applied to an event wherein many folks died or were maimed. Yet, each of us has at … Continue reading

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