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Saving History Saturday: A Walk at Gaines Mill and Cold Harbor

Check out the newly-released video from the American Battlefield Trust as President David Duncan walks the land intersecting the Battle of Gaines’ Mill (1862) and the Battle of Cold Harbor (1864). Ninety-nine acres are up for preservation at these battlefields!

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A Scene of “Horrible Barbarity”

In the spirit of the Halloween season, I present a curiously morbid story entitled “Horrible Barbarity” that circulated through a few newspapers in the spring of 1864. The article, published first by the Houston Daily Telegraph around April 30, 1864, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Phase Two at Gaines Mill & Cold Harbor with American Battlefield Trust

Article adapted from news on American Battlefield Trust’s website A year ago, the American Battlefield Trust announced a fundraising campaign to protect 108 acres of property where two significant Civil War battles were fought, and where men on both sides, … Continue reading

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The “One-Battle” Syndrome

As we approach the anniversary of the battle of First Manassas in July, 1861 I want to touch on what I term the “One Battle Syndrome.” The thinking on both sides in 1861, from generals to politicians to privates, was … Continue reading

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3 Free Podcast with all the latest about Civil War Preservation

Not one, not two…but THREE podcast are ready for listening! Chris Mackowski chats with leaders in the preservation field, learning about new museum exhibits and exciting battlefield-saving opportunities.

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The “Absolutely Incomparable” Land at the Intersection of Gaines’s Mill and Cold Harbor

One of the most fascinating parts of Richmond National Battlefield is that the 1862 battlefield of Gaines’s Mill sits perpendicular to the 1864 battle of Cold Harbor—on the same ground. This week, the American Battlefield Trust announced a campaign to … Continue reading

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Gaines’ Mill Sunset

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Seven Pines and Seven Days: Robert E. Lee Replaces “Old Joe” Johnston (part two)

(part two of three) Robert E. Lee’s first actions as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia were to instill discipline and to construct earthworks around the city. He was quickly derided for this in the press and in the … Continue reading

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Confiscating Confederate Tobacco: Thomas Hyde at Gaines’ Mill

Thomas Worcester Hyde served as a distinguished inspector general and infantry commander in the VI Corps for much of the war. His bold assault at Antietam earned him the Medal of Honor and his New York Times obituary championed him … Continue reading

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A Doctor’s Duty

The photo to the right is the Union field hospital at Savage Station, Virginia, the day after the Battle of Gaines’s Mill on June 27, 1862. Hours after this photograph was taken, most of these men ended up as Confederate … Continue reading

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