Tag Archives: Emory Upton

Saving History Saturday: Myer’s Hill

On May 14, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was moving the Union V and VI Crops from the right flank of the Army of the Potomac’s position in Spotsylvania, to the left flank. He was hoping to either attack … Continue reading

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“Battlefield Season”

“Battlefield season,” as I refer to early May, is always an especially busy time of year for me. Of the five battlefields I live among, the battles of Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania all took place in early and mid-May, with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Till Death Do Us Part: The Letters of Emory and Emily Upton

Salvatore G. Cilella Jr., ed. Till Death Do Us Part: The Letters of Emory and Emily Upton 1868-1870 University of Oklahoma Press, 2020 $26.95 paperback If there was ever a perfect storm for suicide, the life of Major General Emory … Continue reading

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The Richmond Howitzers at Spotsy

It was a beautiful day to be on the battlefield today….

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Upton’s Attack at Spotsylvania: Modern Trail Map

I can safely speak for the Virginia cabal of Emerging Civil War that we are big fans of Emory Upton. An influential military tactician, he is probably best known for his assault on the western face of the mule shoe … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The Last Battle

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Joe Mieczkowski While driving through Georgia recently, I happened upon an historical marker declaring that the final land battle of the Civil War occurred in Columbus on April 16, 1865. Here, a little-known … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Cavalry Tactic: How Technology Drove Change (Part Eight)

(conclusion to a series) Young Maj. Gen. James H. Wilson, a member of the West Point class of 1861 who was known as Harry to his family and friends, commanded the Cavalry Corps of the Military Division of the Mississippi, … Continue reading

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Upton’s Attack Plain

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Breaking Preservation News: CVBT to Expand the Story of Spotsylvania Court House with Newest Battlefield Acquisition

We are excited to share some “breaking news” from our friends at the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, who have just announced a major new effort at Spotsylvania Court House: While the 1864 battle of Spotsylvania Court House is best known … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Emory Upton: Misunderstood Reformer”

Book Review by Emerging Civil War’s Derek Maxfield   In the small Upstate New York city of Batavia, there are no historic heroes bigger than Emory Upton.  You need look no farther than the larger than life statue honoring him … Continue reading

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