Tag Archives: Dan Davis

American Battlefield Trust at Chickamauga LIVE

It’s the 150th anniversary of the battle of Chickamauga. Our friends at the American Battlefield Trust are on there, broadcasting through Facebook LIVE. If you haven’t been following along, we encourage you to tune in throughout the day on Thursday. … Continue reading

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The Valley Forge Summer of the American Battlefield Trust

I’m in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, for a few days, for the American Battlefield Trust’s Teachers Institute. Nearly 200 teachers have come here from all across the country, from as far as Huntington Beach, California, and Sturgis, South Dakota. I’ve chatted … Continue reading

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Lee and Guerrilla Warfare

Two days before Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, a council of officers in what was left of the bedraggled Army of Northern Virginia hashed out three possible options for Robert E. Lee to consider. General John Brown Gordon, who was not … Continue reading

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ECW5: Dan Davis

If I had to choose one memory (although there are a bunch I could have gone with) it is the Western Tour that Chris Mackowski and I did last May/June.

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Coming Soon: Out Flew the Sabers!

In Out Flew the Sabers: The Battle of Brandy Station, June 9, 1863?The Opening Engagement of the Gettysburg Campaign, Civil War historians Eric J. Wittenberg and Daniel T. Davis have written the latest entry in Savas Beatie’s critically acclaimed Emerging … Continue reading

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Symposium Takeaway: Dan Davis

We’ve asked our ECW historians to reflect on the symposium and share with us one or two takeaways they came away with. First up: Dan Davis. “Throughout the course of the weekend I had the opportunity to personally interact with … Continue reading

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Sherman’s Memoirs Inspire Davis’ “Calamity”

By ECW Correspondent Pat Tintle After sitting down to read the memoirs of Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman one year ago, Daniel T. Davis was sparked by the idea to write about the battles of Averasboro and Bentonville—two battles in … Continue reading

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The Many Historical Hats of Phillip S. Greenwalt

By ECW Correspondent Pat Tintle Phillip S. Greenwalt is no stranger to history. His love for the subject stems from nostalgia, when, as a child, his father would take him to Civil War battlefields and explain the historical impact the … Continue reading

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In Memory of Harry Pfanz

The Civil War community lost a giant late last month. Harry Pfanz, former chief historian for Gettysburg National Military Park, passed away on January 27 after a long illness. He was 93. (Read his obituary in The Gettysburg Times.) Few … Continue reading

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Storming the works at Savas Beatie

I had the opportunity during a recent trip to California to drop in on the fabulous folks at Savas Beatie. It was a quick trip, so managing editor Ted Savas and I only had time to talk about smoking cigars … Continue reading

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