Tag Archives: Doug Crenshaw

What If?—Coming Soon!

Who among us has not, in the course of his or her Civil War adventures, wondered, “What if…?” It’s a favorite angle of conversation among armchair generals: grab a beer, light up a cigar, and refight the war! I’ve spent … Continue reading

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Free ECW Podcast: Richmond – The Embattled Capital

Visit the Confederacy’s “Embattled Capital” with authors Bert Dunkerly and Doug Crenshaw as they talk about their new guidebook to Richmond in the Civil War. Listen for free here on ECW Patreon!  

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New Book in the Emerging Civil War Series Now Available: Embattled Capital: A Guide to Richmond in the Civil War

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The “Absolutely Incomparable” Land at the Intersection of Gaines’s Mill and Cold Harbor

One of the most fascinating parts of Richmond National Battlefield is that the 1862 battlefield of Gaines’s Mill sits perpendicular to the 1864 battle of Cold Harbor—on the same ground. This week, the American Battlefield Trust announced a campaign to … Continue reading

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“Stonewall Jackson is Down”

We had bushwhacked our way from the 17th Michigan Monument along Burnside Drive up through the woods to Heth’s Salient—a lesser-known part of the Spotsylvania Battlefield but one worth seeing. Doug Crenshaw and Bert Dunkerly had come up from Richmond … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: McClellen’s Defeat Before Richmond

by ECW Correspondent Jenna Cosentino Doug Crenshaw likes to help people discover the Civil War the way his uncle helped him. Every year on Crenshaw’s birthday, his uncle would send him books about the Civil War. “In each of the … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Doug Crenshaw

There is little question of Robert E. Lee’s impact on the Confederate war effort. As we welcome you back to yet another installment of the 2018 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight, preview Doug Crenshaw’s talk The Rise of Lee: Richmond 1862. If … Continue reading

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Year In Review 2017: #7

Emerging Civil War guest author Doug Crenshaw shared some of his investigative research, detailing his search for location on the Virginia Peninsula. From archives to GPS maps to the actual battlefield, this blog post reveals the location of a famous … Continue reading

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Simply Murder: The New, Expanded Edition Now Available

Today is the 155th anniversary of the battle of Fredericksburg. Because many ECW historians are based in the Fredericksburg area or have worked at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, we’ve written about the battle of Fredericksburg a lot over … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: ECW on the Road this Weekend

Emerging Civil War has a lot going on this weekend in Richmond, Gettysburg, and Frederick, including the launch of the newest book in the Emerging Civil War Series. Folks visiting Richmond National Battlefield on Saturday for the anniversary of the … Continue reading

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