Tag Archives: John Hennessy

Do We Still Care About the Civil War: Chris Mackowski

The cover story of the newest issue of Civil War Times asks, “Do we still care about the Civil War?” ECW is pleased to partner with Civil War Times to extend the conversation here on the blog. Today, we conclude … Continue reading

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Do We Still Care: The Civil War in a Changing America

Does the Civil War still matter to America in 2019? That’s the question Civil War Times asks in its latest issue, hitting mailboxes this week. Emerging Civil War is pleased to partner with Civil War Times to extend the conversation … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Dave Ruth, Richmond’s Retiring Superintendent (part four)

(part four of five) Earlier this week, Dave Ruth retired as superintendent of Richmond National Battlefield—a national park that preserves stories from Civil War campaigns in both the 1862 and 1864. But as Dave explains today, the park’s layers of … Continue reading

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War Comes to St. George’s (part four)

(part four in a series) After the battle of Fredericksburg and before the battle of Chancellorsville, the Confederate army used St. George’s for services and revivals. J. William Jones reported in his memoir Christ in the Camp that revivals were … Continue reading

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War Comes to St. George’s (part two)

(part two in a series) In the summer of 2010, Park Service historian John Hennessy and I presented a History at Sunset program entitled “Slavery and Slave Places in Fredericksburg.” One of our stops was at St. George Episcopal Church’s … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg, My Favorite City in Virginia (part one)

part one of five I have spent my entire retirement working at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Military Park. As a young kid standing on Marye’s Heights in 1958, fascinated by the battlefield and the view from high … Continue reading

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Searching for Frank Krug (part two)

Today, we’re pleased to offer the second of a two-part guest post by Tom Schobert. Tom is the president of the Buffalo (NY) Civil War Roundtable. A retired healthcare administrator, Tom is life-long student of the Civil War and has been a reenactor for more … Continue reading

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My Life as a Black Civil War Living Historian—part two

Part two in a series As a Park Service historian, I give tours on all four of the Park’s battlefields: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House. I loved talking about the military history but never said much about the … Continue reading

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Remembering the war, the centennial, and the sesquicentennial

Guest-poster Caroline Davis is wrapping up an internship at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Now that the dust has settled from the Chancellorsville sesquicentennial, we asked her to reflect on what she learned from the commemoration. Because her work … Continue reading

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Chinn Ridge-What Could Have Been?

Patchan, Scott C. Second Manassas, Longstreet’s Attack and the Struggle for Chinn Ridge. Potomac Books,Washington D.C; 2011. Pp. IX, 185. ISBN 978-1597976879. Hardcover. $26.95. Just because the 150th anniversary of the Second Battle of Manassas comes to an end does … Continue reading

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