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ECW Weekender: The Chancellorsville History Trail’s Western Loop

At the end of July, I posted about the 3.6-mile Chancellorsville History Trail that departs from the parking lot near the Chancellorsville Visitor Center (CVC). The trail winds through the area of Confederate attacks on July 3, north of the … Continue reading

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The Chancellorsville History Trail

In this month’s Emerging Civil War newsletter, I mentioned my time over the last month and a half exercising on Chancellorsville History Trail. For folks who can’t make it out into the woods, I thought I’d take you on a … Continue reading

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A Video Tour of Jackson’s Flank March

I had initially planned to hike the route of Jackson’s flank march today (May 2) to commemorate its 157th anniversary. I ended up taking my camera instead so that I could–at least virtually–take you on the flank march route with … Continue reading

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Cold Furnace

It snowed today in central Virginia, so I took a few minutes away from my desk to enjoy some time on the Chancellorsville battlefield. What a beautiful day!

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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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