Tag Archives: Fort Collier

Forts: Fort Collier — “It Seems Strong and Well Built”

In the evening of September 19, 1864, after the Third Battle of Winchester, Union cavalry commanders jousted their egos and boasted of their exploits that day. In Wesley Merritt’s division, George Custer and Charles Russell Lowell, Jr. playfully jabbed at … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute Establishes Partnership with Fort Collier Civil War Center

We have a cool piece of news from some of ECW’s friends in the Shenandoah Valley: On Monday, November 1, Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute (MCWI) and the Fort Collier Civil War Center in Winchester, Virginia, established a partnership, … Continue reading

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Shenandoah Valley Campaigns and The Importance of Luck

Part One With the month of October behind us, I think back on the topic of my first co-publication, Bloody Autumn, the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864. To add impetus to the recollections this year, I am currently fine-tuning a presentation that I will … Continue reading

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