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ECW Podcast: Cedar Mountain

The first action of the Second Manassas Campaign OR the last action of the Peninsula Campaign? ECW author Mike Block talks about the battle of Cedar Mountain and his recent book, The Carnage was Fearful: The Battle of Cedar Mountain, August … Continue reading

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“Think of that noble life lost” at Cedar Mountain

On September 18, 1863, Henry Abbott of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment wrote to his father: We have been in sight all this time of Cedar Mountain. Part of our corps, at a distance of several miles, rests upon it. … Continue reading

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“Everything seemed ablaze around me”: Albert Baur and the 102nd New York at the Battle of Cedar Mountain

ECW welcomes back guest author Douglas Ullman, Jr. Fifty-three year-old Albert Baur was not going to be able to attend the 1892 reunion of his regiment. The gathering of veterans of the 102nd New York, was set to occur at … Continue reading

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Breaking News: New Battlefield State Park Coming to Virginia!

Breaking news today from the American Battlefield Trust and the Commonwealth of Virginia: Culpeper Battlefields State Park is set to open on July 1, 2024. Jim Campi, chief policy and communications officer at the Trust, sent a note to battlefield … Continue reading

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Unpublished: The Pension Files: Unveiling the Humanity of the Civil War Soldier

ECW welcomes back guest author Douglas Ullman, Jr. As the North reeled from McClellan’s reverse in the Seven Days’ battles in July 1862, the United States Congress signed into a law an act that would have far reaching impacts for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cedar Mountain to Antietam, A Civil War Campaign History of the Union XII Corps, July – September 1862

  If one is familiar with a Savas Beatie publication, the reader understands a few prerequisites. The book will be well-researched and include historical analysis that enhances and expands ones knowledge base into another aspect of America’s military past. Author … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: The Carnage Was Fearful

by Michael Block When I was working as a government contractor, I was “offered” the opportunity—in addition to my other duties and responsibilities—to manage, mentor, and support a small group of our team members, working on one- or two-person contracts … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Fields: Where the 3rd Wisconsin’s Reconnaissance Fought at Cedar Mountain

ECW welcomes back guest author Chris Bryan As a four-hour artillery duel raged on the sweltering afternoon of August 9, 1862, Union and Confederate infantry under Major Generals Nathaniel Banks and Thomas J. Jackson arrived on the fields north of … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Aims to Save Land at Four Battlefields

As one of its first battlefield preservation campaigns of 2020, the American Battlefield Trust is aiming to save over 600 acres of hallowed ground at four major battlefields – all in Virginia. Cedar Creek, Cedar Mountain, Sailor’s Creek, and Ware … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Cedar Mountain Battlefield’s Annual Commemoration

The Battle of Cedar Mountain occurred on August 9, 1862, when Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson battled Union General Nathaniel Banks a few miles south of the town of the Culpeper. The five hour conflict pitted four Union brigades against three … Continue reading

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