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Book Review – Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command

Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command By Kent Masterson Brown University of North Carolina Press, 2021, $35 hardback Reviewed by Doug Crenshaw A common theme in the voluminous studies of the battle of Gettysburg is that Union General George … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 158 Acres for the Gettysburg Campaign

The following preservation details are adapted from American Battlefield Trust’s news and website: Today, we have the chance to secure a $28-to-$1 match to ensure the preservation of two key parcels of hallowed battlefield ground that figure prominently in the … Continue reading

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No One Ever Received a More Important Command

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Question of the Week: 6/28-7/4/21

If you can only pick three decisive moments in the Gettysburg Campaign, what would you choose?

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ECW Weekender: Woodville, Virginia

I used to always think of Woodville as only a very small hamlet along Route 522 (Sperryville Pike) marking about three-quarters of the way from Culpeper to Sperryville. The place where the speed limit drops to 35 miles per hour, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Maps of the Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign

The Maps of the Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign: An Atlas of Mounted Operations from Brandy Station through Falling Waters, June 9-July 14, 1863 By Bradley M. Gottfried Savas Beatie, 2020, $34.95 hardcover. Reviewed by Zachery A. Fry Seasoned followers … Continue reading

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FREE ECW Podcast: Gettysburg, Civil War Gifts, and More!

I never really get to start thinking about Christmas until my fall semester wraps up. And so it is again, finally, with grading nearly done, that I’ve come to the mid-December realization that, Holy crud, I need to get some … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Sunday: Cavalry After Church

The last full week of June 1863 had been a stressful time of uncertainty for civilians in southern Pennsylvania, but for the citizens of one little town, safety and confidence seemed restored as Federal cavalry arrived on the warm summer … Continue reading

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The Confederate “Slave Hunt” and the Gettysburg Campaign

ECW welcomes guest author Cooper Wingert Civil War historians are apt to recite one well-known fact about the battle of Gettysburg—that despite the immense carnage which blanketed the fields outside of the small Pennsylvania borough, the Civil War’s bloodiest battle … Continue reading

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Antietam: The End of the Overland Campaign…of 1862

  An unknown Confederate soldier lies dead next to the recent grave of Lt. John A. Clark, 7th Michigan Infantry The Battle of Antietam signaled the end of the Civil War’s first Overland Campaign. That’s an intriguing thought. The first … Continue reading

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