Tag Archives: Frank O’Reilly

Chief Joseph: If not for Howard, “there would have been no war”

My favorite description of Oliver Otis Howard comes from historian Frank O’Reilly, who has called him “pious but vapid.” After the twin disasters that befell Howard’s Eleventh Corps at Chancellorsville and then, two months later, at Gettysburg, it’s always been … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Dave Roth (part four)

(part four in a five-part series) I’ve been talking this week with Dave Roth of Blue & Gray Magazine. After a 34-year career as editor and publisher, Dave wrapped up the magazine’s run this past spring. Earlier this month, Emerging … Continue reading

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My Call to Arms: A Look Back at My Overland Campaign

What no one ever tells you about being an author is that it mostly involves schlepping a lot of books from place to place. Sure, there’s some writing involved (and, oh, if only I had time to do more!), but … Continue reading

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The Story of Stephwall

As Emerging Civil War continues its coverage of the 150th anniversary of Chancellorsville and the death of Stonewall Jackson, we’re pleased to bring you a guest post from Stonewall devotee Steph Mackowski.  As a four year old who had just … Continue reading

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Chancellorsville Seminar: May 17-19, 2013

We wanted to remind you that two of our authors are part of this spring’s Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours. Join authors Chris Mackowski and Kristopher White, along with noted historians Robert K. Krick, Ed Bearss, Frank O’Reilly, and more, as they delve into … Continue reading

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Reynolds Reconsidered

The question that has always lingered in my mind, Was John Reynolds a great corps commander? Major General John Fulton Reynolds reputation as corps commander has always baffled me as an historian. He was only really tested once as a … Continue reading

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