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Joseph Morrison: Stonewall’s Aide & Brother-in-Law

There had been enough excitement and confusion for one evening. The flank attack had been a smashing success, but darkness, thick trees, and undergrowth slowed the Confederate advance and disorganized their battle lines. General Jackson seemed somewhat irritated, wanting to … Continue reading

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Challenging an Assumption About Stonewall Jackson’s Death

Those of us who tell the story of Stonewall Jackson’s death are often asked to share our thoughts on what might have happened had Jackson lived. (I usually respond by challenging the basis of the question, as I’ve explained here … Continue reading

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A Poet’s Perspective: On Stonewall Jackson’s Death

“I have always desired to die on Sunday.” — General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson. On May 2, 1863, shots rang out from the 18th North Carolina line in the woods at Chancellorsville. Unbeknownst to the soldiers at the time, they were … Continue reading

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Year In Review 2017: #10

It’s a tradition at ECW to countdown to our most-read blog post of the year as we review the closing year. We’ll begin today with 2017’s #10 blog post. 

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Stapleton Crutchfield: Stonewall’s Wounded Comrade

The ambulance lurched ever forward with a jerky, swaying motion. Pain dazed comprehension. General Jackson wounded? Lying just inches from him? How badly was the commander hurt? Exacerbated by the movements over the rough road, the dizzying, unrelenting agony radiated from … Continue reading

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The Man Behind the Last Confederate Flag – Captain Arthur L. Rogers

With all the focus lately on the flags of the Confederacy, I thought I would share the story of the man who designed the last Confederate flag. I first came across Captain Arthur Rogers on one of my walks around … Continue reading

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Civil War Regiments Series—Open Submissions

We are happy to announce that we are accepting open submissions for the re-launch of the Civil War Regiments Series. Currently we are accepting submissions for the following issues: May 2nd at Chancellorsville May 3rd at Chancellorsville Please see our … Continue reading

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Laid to Rest in Lexington

On May 15, 1863—150 years ago today—Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was laid to rest in his beloved Shenandoah Valley. He had died five days previously and, since his death, his remains had traveled from Guinea Station down to Richmond … Continue reading

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Candlelight Scenes From the Jackson Shrine

  The same clock ticks away the hours in the Jackson Shrine today as 150 years ago.  On the eve of the anniversary of Jackson’s death, candles set the scene for Jackson’s last night.

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Scenes from Guinea Station

I know we may sometimes seem a little fixated on the death of Stonewall Jackson around here. Part of that stems from the fact that so many of us work or have worked for the Park Service at the Jackson … Continue reading

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