Tag Archives: Jericho Mills

“One of those incidents characteristic of war,” along the North Anna

I’ve been finalizing this week the much-delayed updates to Strike Them a Blow: Battle Along the North Anna River. (Finally! You’re welcome to read about my woes with the book here.) “The North Anna is an exceedingly picturesque river, abounding … Continue reading

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Why Rivers Posed Such Problems in the East

I had the privilege of doing a program with my ECW colleague Bert Dunkerly for Richmond National Battlefield today at the Jericho Mills battlefield along the North Anna River. Bert is a ranger at Richmond and was kind enough to … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Facebook LIVE Along the North Anna

Join ECW historians Bert Dunkerly and Chris Mackowski for a Facebook LIVE history chat from the Jericho Mills battlefield along the North Anna River. Bert is a ranger with Richmond National Battlefield, which is hosting the event, and ECW has … Continue reading

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Exploring Jericho Mills

It feels more like late March than late January as we walk across the field at Jericho Mills. The sky is as open and clear as the ground we’re walking across. Dried cow patties dot the field like landmines, and barbed wire … Continue reading

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Coming Soon from the Emerging Civil War Series: Strike Them a Blow!

The roll-out continues for the Emerging Civil War Series’s upcoming book titles. So far, we focused on the end of the war in 1865. But another title we’re looking forward to fills in a gap in our library: Strike Them … Continue reading

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Edward Thomas’ Georgia Brigade at the Battle of Jericho Mills on May 23, 1864

We are pleased today to welcome award-winning author John J. Fox III The hot afternoon sun on May 23, 1864 beat down on the backs of Brig. Gen, Edward Thomas’ Georgians as they halted at a small hamlet called Anderson Station … Continue reading

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Lee’s Ill-Timed Rest

Historians often say that one of Lee’s greatest talents as a commander was his ability to read his opponents and divine their intentions. I call it “Lee’s superpower.” While evidence supports that idea through 1863, Grant’s appearance in the spring … Continue reading

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