Tag Archives: Fallen Leaders

The Battle of Memphis and Its Fallen Federal Leader

One of the most consequential battles of the war—and one of the shortest—took place on June 6, 1862: the battle of Memphis. Federals suffered only a single casualty, Col. Charles Ellet, Jr., the man most responsible for the victory in … Continue reading

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Fallen Leaders: The Grizzly sensed death

Hiram Burnham sensed he would not return home alive as he rejoined his command in late September 1864. He was correct — by six days. Born in Machias in Maine’s Washington County in 1813 or 1814, the physically large and … Continue reading

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Fallen Leaders: Ulric Dahlgren

ECW welcomes guest author Brian D. Kowell The young amputee was still unaccustomed to his new wooden leg on February 18, 1864, as the train pulled into Brandy Station, a stop on the Orange & Alexandria railroad in Virginia just west … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN: Mackowski on Stevenson

Ooops! We didn’t get the heads-up in time to let you know in advance, but the next video from last summer’s Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge has aired on C-SPAN. “Fearless of all Danger,” Chris Mackowski’s talk on … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN: Sean Chick on P. G. T. Beauregard

C-SPAN kicks off its coverage this weekend of the Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War at Stevenson Ridge. We gathered in Spotsylvania, Virginia, on the first weekend of August to talk about “Fallen Leaders.” This weekend, C-SPAN 2 will begin airing … Continue reading

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Fallen Leaders: Conclusion

It’s started off as a short blog series to pair with the 2021 ECW Symposium theme, but it turned into a multi-week collection of articles about Fallen Leaders. Tonight, we’re wrapping up the “official” series and here’s a list of … Continue reading

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Fallen Leaders: Admiral Andrew H. Foote – Another Farragut?

February 6, 1862, midday: Advance cavalry elements of Brig. Gen. U. S. Grant’s 17,000-man force broke from the woods fronting the Confederate fort they intended to attack and were startled to observe the Stars and Stripes flying from the flagpole. … Continue reading

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Fallen Leaders: George Custer and the Question of Leadership

Over the past month, we have read many stories about fallen leaders of the American Civil War. We have mostly looked at those who have lost their lives in the midst of battle or its aftermath. However, a sometimes-forgotten fallen … Continue reading

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Fallen Leaders: What About The Women?

I’ve been trying to think of a different angle of “Fallen Leaders”: the context of women’s studies. While many women made great sacrifices and endured significant hardship of social “falls” due to the war, I wanted to keep a literal … Continue reading

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Civil War Fallen Leaders: Major General Henry Halleck

Some of you might be bumfuzzled as to why General Halleck is included in this series. After all, he did not die in the war–but his reputation certainly did! I have done the same things many of you have done–seen … Continue reading

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