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The Anniversary of Longstreet’s Wounding

On this date, in 1864, Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet took a bullet through his neck and right shoulder during the battle of the Wilderness. “Old Pete,” as his friends called him, was caught in a crossfire by his own … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Hell Itself

Fewer battlefields have more mystique than the Wilderness. For three days, the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia hammered at each other in a dense second-growth forest that soldiers described as “the dark, close wood.” During … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: No Turning Back

From co-author Donald Pfanz When I was a boy, my parents took me on vacations to visit places important in our nation’s history. Later, as I grew older, I began visiting historic sites on my own. There is something special … Continue reading

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The 15th NJ at Spotsylvania Court House

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Where Valor Proudly Sleeps (part two)

(part two of two) When Don Pfanz first began researching the history of the Fredericksburg National Cemetery, he compiled it into a report from Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. That’s where I first came across Don’s work, years ago. … Continue reading

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Where Valor Proudly Sleeps (part one)

(part one of two) We’ve spent a lot of time and attention on Turning Points of the Civil War lately. Our first book in the Engaging the Civil War Series, published in cooperation with Southern Illinois University Press, tied into … Continue reading

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Don Pfanz Book Signing, Where Valor Proudly Sleeps, This Weekend

One of the great annual traditions at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Cemetery is the annual Memorial Day Luminaria at Fredericksburg National Cemetery. This year, there’ll be an extra light shining at the event: ECW’s Don Pfanz. Don is the author … Continue reading

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Join Us Tomorrow for Day Two of Our Fredericksburg Facebook LIVE Event

Hopefully you were able to join us earlier today for our special Facebook LIVE event with the Civil War Trust and the National Park Service from Fredericksburg National Battlefield. On our adventures, we climbed into the steeple of the Fredericksburg … Continue reading

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Facebook LIVE for the Fredericksburg 155th

Emerging Civil War is excited to join with the Civil War Trust and the National Park Service next week to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the battle of Fredericksburg—and thanks to Facebook Live, you can join in no matter where … Continue reading

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The Woundings of Jackson and Longstreet

The circumstances were eerily similar: both Confederate lieutenant generals had led successful flank attacks through the dark, close woods of the Wilderness when they were accidentally shot by their own men. For both Stonewall Jackson and James Longstreet, it seemed … Continue reading

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