Tag Archives: on-the-march

On The March: Conclusion

Thanks for “marching” with us on the ECW Blog these past few weeks as we explored details, routes, and primary sources related to campaign and other military marches. As always, we post a list of all the articles in the … Continue reading

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On The March: Magruder’s Deception on the Peninsula

Though usually the means of moving from Point A to Point B and perhaps determining a campaign or battle by speed, marching also became a tool for deception. Especially in April 1862 on the Virginia Peninsula. Confederate General John Bankhead … Continue reading

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The Wet March: USS Monitor Almost Sinks

If by “on the march,” we mean the exercise of rapidly shifting a combat unit from behind the lines to where the action is while overcoming formidable obstacles of terrain and weather, then the U.S. Navy had its own wet … Continue reading

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On The March: The Cadets’ Road to New Market

Adapted from Chapter 4 of Call Out The Cadets: The Battle of New Market On May 10, 1864—the first anniversary of Stonewall Jackson’s death—Virginia Military Institute cadets participated in graveside remembrance ceremonies, returned to their barracks, and finished the day … Continue reading

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On The March to Gettysburg with the 20th Maine

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain’s description of the 20th Maine Regiment’s march to Gettysburg in the night of July 1, 1863, reads like colorful, creative writing. Here’s the excerpt:

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On the March Along Jackson’s Flank Attack Route

Since we’re On the March this month, let me dip into the archives on the ECW YouTube page and share with you a video tour I did last year of Stonewall Jackson’s flank march route.

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On The March: General Barlow & “Cowards, Stragglers and Shirkers”

Mentioning Union General Francis C. Barlow gets a variety of reactions in the in-person setting or in virtual space. Over the years, I’ve made mental notes of the typical responses: Something about Barlow’s debacle at Gettysburg on Day 1 Some … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 4/18-4/24/22

  If you had to participate in a Civil War march, what would be your preferred method of 19th Century military transportation? Horse, mule, supply wagon, ambulance, etc. (Or just walking)

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On The March in Quick-Time: A Zouave Demonstration

With the Virtual World Tour for First Fallen: The Life of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, the North’s First Civil War Hero underway, I have been collecting frequently asked questions. The most popular queries by far concern Ellsworth’s actual Zouave drill. What … Continue reading

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On The March: Respectfully, Jubal A. Early

Headquarters 2d corps, A. No.–Va. To Gen. Jubal A. Early, Commanding Division: General- Gen. Jackson’s compliments to Gen. Early, and he would like to be informed why he saw so many stragglers in rear of your division to-day. Respectfully, A. … Continue reading

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