Tag Archives: Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

ECW Honors Mapmaker Edward Alexander with Stevenson Award for Service

Emerging Civil War has selected cartographer Edward Alexander of Make Me a Map, LLC, as the recipient of this year’s Brig. Gen. Thomas Greely Stevenson Award. The Stevenson Award is presented to an individual or organization in recognition of outstanding … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Jackson’s Flank Attack at Chancellorsville

Around 6:00 p.m. on May 2, 1863, Maj. Gen. Oliver Otis Howard, commander of the Union XI heard the sounds of firing on his picket line, followed by wild animals rushing through his headquarters area at Dowdall’s Tavern. Moments later … Continue reading

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“Battlefield Season”

“Battlefield season,” as I refer to early May, is always an especially busy time of year for me. Of the five battlefields I live among, the battles of Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania all took place in early and mid-May, with … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Help Preserve Todd’s Tavern

At the intersection of Brock Road and Catharpin Road, Todd’s Tavern deteriorating buildings marked a point between The Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The location witnessed military movements during the Civil War and actual fighting during … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast: 25 Years—Battlefield Preservation with CVBT

Commemorating 25 years of preservation success with the Central Virginia Battlefield Trust! Listen to the new episode of the Emerging Civil War Podcast for free here on Patreon… 25 Years: Battlefield Preservation with CVBT To learn more about Central Virginia … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: That Furious Struggle

Like The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson and Hell Itself: The Battle of the Wilderness, That Furious Struggle: The Battle of Chancellorsville had a previous life as part of a book series Kris White and I worked on for Fredericksburg … Continue reading

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Walking in the Footsteps of The Red Badge of Courage

Earlier this month, Sarah Kay Bierle wrote a post in our “Under Fire” series about Henry Fleming from Stephen Crane’s monumental Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage. (Read Sarah’s post here.) That inspired Jon Tracey to write a … Continue reading

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Registration Closes Soon for the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust’s Conference

As Executive Director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT), I’d like to extend a personal invitation to our 25th Anniversary Conference, October 8-10, 2021. (Registration closing on October 1!) We are celebrating our past 25 years of preserving land … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Donald C. Pfanz Receives The Ralph Happel Award From Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

(Original Press Release from Central Virginia Battlefields Trust) Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) has selected Donald C. Pfanz as the recipient of its Ralph Happel Lifetime Achievement Award in Civil War Preservation. In 1987, while working as a historian at … Continue reading

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The 2021 ECW Symposium–Happy 10th Birthday!

What a birthday celebration ECW had over the weekend to celebrate our tenth year. Thank you to everyone who showed up to make our Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge such a success. For those who weren’t able to … Continue reading

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