Tag Archives: CVBT

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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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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Harris Farm: The 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery’s Baptism of Fire

General Ulysses S. Grant had decided to move around Gen. Robert E. Lee’s right once again in another flanking maneuver in the Overland Campaign. On the night of May 18, 1864, the Union’s Army of the Potomac started shifting away … Continue reading

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Preserving a Key Turning Point at the Wilderness

I’m pleased to be helping the American Battlefield Trust (ABT) and the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) raise money to preserve a piece of the Wilderness battlefield. ABT asked me to do a little battlefielding on behalf of the project … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2020: #6

Of the ten most-read posts at Emerging Civil War in 2020, nine were written this year and one wasn’t. That post, written in 2015, comes in at #6 on our list. Interest in Ulysses S. Grant was especially high this … Continue reading

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The Capture—and Preservation—of Myer’s Hill

May 14 is the anniversary of the 1864 fight for Myer’s Hill during the battle of Spotsylvania Court House. Ulysses S. Grant planned for a massive assault against the Confederate right flank there, but poor roads delayed the movement of … Continue reading

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A Conversation with CVBT’s New Executive Director (conclusion)

(part four of four) Terry Rensel is not only the new executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT), he’s also one of my closest friends. I’ve been talking with him about his recent move to Virginia and his … Continue reading

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A Conversation with CVBT’s New Executive Director (part three)

(part three of four) I’ve been talking this week with Terry Rensel, the new executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust. He also serves on the editorial board for ECW’s blog. Terry came to his historical adventures by a … Continue reading

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A Conversation with CVBT’s New Executive Director (part two)

(part two of four) I’m chatting this week with my good friend, Terry Rensel, who’s been hired as the new executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT). CVBT, one of the country’s premier regional preservation organizations, focuses on … Continue reading

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