Tag Archives: Greg Mertz

Symposium Spotlight: The Death of Albert Sidney Johnston

By ECW Correspondent Shannon West Every spring, groups of Boy Scouts would wander the long, dirt-covered trails of Shiloh National Battlefield. Each step they took traced back to times of war where, in the spring of 1862, divisions marched with … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Attack at Daylight and Whip Them

The Emerging Civil War Series is finally breaking further into the Western Theater! Greg Mertz’s book, Attack at Daylight and Whip Them: The Battle of Shiloh, allows the ECWS to head out West for the first time since Lee White’s … Continue reading

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Day Five: Shiloh

Part twelve in a series The swhrrrr of cicadas rises and falls like the heartbeat of the battlefield. I stand on the edge of Shiloh’s peach orchard, gazing through the trees at nothing in particular in the far distance. There’s … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Appomattox (part four)

The doors of Wilmer McLean’s house stand wide open–front and back–and a bevy of Parks Service volunteers stand ready to funnel the throng through. A Park Service ranger stands in the hallway to ensure no one enacts any mischief in the … Continue reading

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The Rappahannock

by Jason Klaiber, ECW Correspondent One hundred and fifty two years ago today, the Union army made a harrowing crossing over the Rappahannock River as it prepared to do battle in Fredericksburg. Now, a new documentary, Rappahannock, takes a fresh … Continue reading

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