Tag Archives: Gettysburg

November 2021 Maine at War blog posts

In November my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from a new Gettysburg novel to a new monument erected at the Third Winchester battlefield in mid-month. November 3, 2021: New novel explores the 9th Massachusetts Battery, a Mainer, and … Continue reading

Posted in Internet, Websites & Blogs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Don’t Give an Inch

When it came to writing Don’t Give an Inch, I was very excited to put pen to paper but, at the same time, I’m not going to lie: I was a little bit nervous. We decided to break up the … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Authors, Emerging Civil War Series | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Texas Color Bearer at Devil’s Den

ECW’s friend, Joe Owen, passed along this great primary source recently. Joe is the editor of a number of works about Texans in the Civil War focused on sharing primary documents. This one comes from Color Sergeant George Branard of … Continue reading

Posted in Common Soldier, Primary Sources | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg on YouTube

We have a special treat for Stonewall Jackson fans next week. Back in August at the Savas Beatie author get-together in Gettysburg, ECW’s Chris Mackowski popped in to offer a talk about “Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg.” ECW’s friend Cory Lesmeister … Continue reading

Posted in Battles, Books & Authors, Personalities | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Under Fire: Is Past Always Prologue?

For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it’s still not yet two o’clock on that July afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in position behind the rail fence, … Continue reading

Posted in 160th Anniversary, Common Soldier | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

William Gaston Lewis

Another installment of the “Tales From the Tombstone” series. Been a hiatus, I know. Recently though, my career afforded me the opportunity to travel a bit, moving from one national park site to another. I was able to chart a … Continue reading

Posted in Battles, Leadership--Confederate, Memory, Personalities | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“I’m so glad I came:” an Arkansan at the 1938 Gettysburg Reunion

ECW welcomes guest author Jeff T. Giambrone From June 29 – July 6, 1938, Union and Confederate veterans met at Gettysburg for one last great reunion. These aged veterans, most of them over ninety, walked the fields of Gettysburg, serving … Continue reading

Posted in Common Soldier | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

J. Johnston Pettigrew, Author

In the blockbuster movie Gettysburg, which hit the big screens in 1993, there is a moment in the film  of an exchange between Confederate Generals James Longstreet and J. Johnston Pettigrew on July 3rd. For those reading this that are aficionados … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Campaigns, Emerging Civil War, Leadership--Confederate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Reconsidering Barlow’s Knoll

The First Division of the Eleventh Corps of the Army of the Potomac arrived in Gettysburg on the afternoon of July 1, 1863. Only 29 years old, Brigadier General Francis Barlow commanded the division. He resented the men he commanded, … Continue reading

Posted in Battles, Memory, Primary Sources | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Aftermath of Battle at Gettysburg’s Spangler’s Spring

While battles themselves are glorified and the focus of most historical coverage, every battle has an aftermath. This aftermath is a horrifying sight, and something that veterans were deeply affected by every time they experienced it. This post explores the … Continue reading

Posted in Common Soldier, Memory, Primary Sources | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment