Tag Archives: Mine Run

Opening the Mine Run Campaign at Germanna Ford and Creating a History of Our Own

Everything was brown: the barren trees, the fallen leaves, the river itself as it pushed between the high banks on either side. Even the crushed gravel of the path was somehow brown as it wound down the hillside from the … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3: Fort Stevens

C-SPAN 3 has a ton of great content coming up on the next few days from Emerging Civil War and our sister site, Emerging Revolutionary War.

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ECW on C-SPAN3: Mine Run

The “forgotten battle” of Mine Run comes to C-SPAN 3’s “American History TV” this weekend—just in time for the anniversary of the campaign later this month! Chris Mackowski’s talk from the Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “The Forgotten Fall, Part 2”

Did you catch last week’s podcast? Part 2 focusing on Autumn 1863, it delved into the history at Mine Run and discussed the “great battle never fought.” Today, we’ve rounded-up some sources from our archives to add to the conversation. … Continue reading

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The Evening Smoke and Armchair Generalling After Mine Run

On the evening of December 2, the Army of the Potomac settled back into its camps around Brandy Station and Culpeper, exactly where they’d departed from just a week earlier. The baffling—and frigid—events of the campaign weighed fresh on their … Continue reading

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From Lee’s Side of Mine Run

The story of Mine Run is generally remembered thus: The Army of the Potomac found themselves facing a strongly fortified Confederate position that was so formidable, George Gordon Meade declined to attack and, instead, retreated back to the far side … Continue reading

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Robinson’s Tavern Today

In 2017, I wrote a post, “The Mine Run Campaign Comes to Locust Grove,” that offered historical and modern views of the former Robinson’s Tavern intersection along modern Route 20. Today, a reader responding to that post expressed disappointment that … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Meade’s Decision at Mine Run

On the morning of November 30, 1863, Gouverneur K. Warren awoke to a surprise. The evening before, he had positioned nearly half of the Army of the Potomac on the far Confederate right, poised for an attack at 8:00 the … Continue reading

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Facebook LIVE from Payne’s Farm 155

Today is the 155th anniversary of the battle of Payne’s Farm, the most significant action of the Mine Run Campaign. I had the chance to commemorate the day with the American Battlefield Trust out in the field and on Facebook … Continue reading

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A New Find for New Hope Church

It’s always fun to find new tidbits in the course of research, and while working on my new book about the Mine Run campaign, I found a particularly cool piece that I was excited to share. This image, a watercolor … Continue reading

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