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Revisiting “Battlefield Travesty” in Advance of a Clean-Up

A few months ago, I shared the unfortunate story of a Civil War site on the edge of the Chancellorsville battlefield that had fallen victim to vandalism and neglect. I’m pleased to report that local students, in partnership with local … Continue reading

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Humidity in the Air

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Preservation News: Stonewall Brigade Tract Gets Eagle Scout Attention

It’s so inspiring to see young folks involved in battlefield preservation work. Check-out this highlight from Central Virginia Battlefields Trust‘s Summer Newsletter:

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Recapping Facebook LIVE from Chancellorsville

If you missed our Facebook LIVE events with the Civil War Trust this past week, you can still watch them—even if you’re not on Facebook. For your convenience, we’ve collected links for all episodes, below. Emerging Civil War historians Edward … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished: A Follow-Up to “Battlefield Travesty”

“Are you going out to pick up garbage?” my wife asked from the comfort of our bed as I finished tying my shoes. “Yes,” I said, trying to stay quiet enough that she could fall back to sleep. “Don’t pick … Continue reading

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The 114th PA at Chancellorsville, Overlooked in Plain Sight

The Chancellorsville monument to the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry is arguably the battlefield’s most visible monument—and, ironically, the least accessible. The granite tablet sits next to the eastbound lane of Route Three, facing the forest rather than the road, maintaining both … Continue reading

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The First Day at Chancellorsville Battlefield

Fighting at Chancellorsville opened on the morning of May 1, 1863, along the Orange Turnpike and the Orange Plank Road. Today, the property where fighting took place along the turnpike—now Route 3—is preserved thanks to the efforts of the Civil … Continue reading

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Hello from Chancellorsville

I’m at the first day’s battlefield at Chancellorsville this morning. I’m getting prepped for our two-day line up of Facebook LIVE events with the Civil War Trust, which start tomorrow. You can follow along on ECW’s Facebook page or the … Continue reading

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The Furnace Has Gone Cold

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Battlefield Markers & Monuments: Jackson at Chancellorsville

In early 1887, as fans of Union General John Sedgwick prepared to raise a monument to him at the Spotsylvania Court House battlefield, local residents got to wondering about erecting a monument of their own to a fallen Southern general. … Continue reading

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