Tag Archives: Earl Van Dorn

ECW on C-SPAN: Atkinson on Van Dorn

C-SPAN’s coverage of last summer’s Emerging Civil War Symposium continues this weekend. Tune in Saturday, October 9, to C-SPAN 2 at 6:00 p.m. for Matt Atkinson’s talk on Earl Van Dorn. Once Matt’s talk airs, you’ll be able to find … Continue reading

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A Chronology of the Confederacy’s 1862 Counterstrokes

Several months ago, I crossed an item off my Civil War bucket list: visiting the Perryville battlefield. While at the visitor center, I watched a video which put the Confederate invasion of Kentucky into the larger context of the war. … Continue reading

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Fallen Leaders: Earl Van Dorn’s Final Obscurity

As charismatic as Earl Van Dorn was in life, as a man people flocked to, as someone who personified that old expression “Men wanted to be him, and women wanted to be with him,” his afterlife seems to be a … Continue reading

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Earl Van Dorn at Spring Hill

I’ve had this photo sitting in the hopper for months, and then of course, I missed the date. The swell of end-of-the-semester grading has had me underwater for days—my apologies! This is the house in Spring Hill, Tennessee, where Earl … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Earl Van Dorn

Earl Van Dorn Welcome back to another installment of our 2021 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight. Today we have Matt Atkinson previewing his presentation on fallen leader Earl Van Dorn. Read on below to find out more about this fallen … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Books, Books, Books Part 2

This week our Symposium Spotlight will get you excited about a summer reading list. In part two of this series, our presenters have suggested works that will get you prepared for this year’s theme “Fallen Leaders of the Civil War.” … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Earl Van Dorn

Welcome back to another installment of our 2020 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight. Today we would like to let Matt Atkinson preview his presentation on fallen leader Earl Van Dorn. Read on below to find out more about this fallen … Continue reading

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On The Trail with Sterling Price and John Brown

Recently I was “dragged”  on a family trip out to the far west….well, the Civil War far west, Kansas and Arkansas.  My friends and family who live in the region promised me “there are some really cool Civil War sites … Continue reading

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The Stakes of Vicksburg

On April 30, and May 1, 1863, Union Major General U.S. Grant crossed his Army of the Tennessee over the Mississippi River south of Vicksburg. He then cut loose from his supply sources and plunged inland to surround the city … Continue reading

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Day Four: Corinth

Part ten in a series “What is it you like about Corinth?” I ask Dan. We’re stopping at the little Mississippi town in the northeast corner of the state so Dan can get some pictures. He’s been at work on … Continue reading

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