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Book Review: The Second Day at Gettysburg: The Attack and Defense of Cemetery Ridge, July 2, 1863.

In 1889 Joshua Chamberlain proclaimed, “In great deeds something abides On open fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear; but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls.” He was speaking of Gettysburg, and course he … Continue reading

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Looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift?

Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for the Civil War buff in your life? Give the gift of the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Registration for our flagship event is only $95.00!!!!! Symposium admission includes: Admission … Continue reading

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Last Day is Today!!!

Today is the last day for the early-bird admission to the Third Annual Emerging Civil War symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Symposium admission includes: Admission to the Friday night roundtable discussion. Eight outstanding speaker presentations-including our Keynote Speaker James Ogden. Sunday’s walking … Continue reading

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Beat the Black Friday Rush!!!!!

Looking to beat the Black Friday rush? Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Give the gift of the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Early-bird admission is just $75.00!! Symposium admission includes: Admission to the Friday night roundtable … Continue reading

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Ed Bonekemper’s Lost Cause Fact-Check (part two)

Part two of two During his adventures traveling the country, talking to Civil War groups, Edward Bonekemper III kept encountering the same Lost Cause quandary. “I continued to speak to well-informed groups of people and was surprised by the great … Continue reading

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November-December Presentations

November: 7th: Chris Kolakowski “1865: An End and a Beginning,” Waynesboro Public Library, Waynesboro VA 7th: Chris Mackowski: “Grant’s Last Battle: The Story Behind the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant,” Loudoun County Public Library, Leesburg, VA. 11th: Daniel T. Davis … Continue reading

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Haunted By History

The chill of Hallowe’en is in the air, even in California. I always try to do something special here for one of my favorite holidays. This year’s offering is inspired by Tiya Miles’ new book Tales from the Haunted South: … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Mural Gets New Life

Gettysburg buffs are well-acquainted with Mark Dunkelman’s wonderful mural that depicts the fight in Kuhn’s Brickyard on July 1, 1863. The mural sits just off modern-day Coster Avenue. Time and weather have both roughed up the mural since its original … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Ken Burns’ The Civil War: Dan Davis

I know there has been a lot of discussion on this blog and others this week on the re-release of Ken Burns’ The Civil War. I know that the documentary means a lot of things to a lot of people, but I … Continue reading

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Richard Ewell’s Leg?

Confederate Major General Richard Stoddard Ewell was bending down, trying to see below the musket smoke and setting sun. The Battle of Groveton, one of the opening salvos in the Battle of Second Manassas had evolved into a stand-up, straight … Continue reading

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