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Fanny Chamberlain: Heroine In A General’s Love Story (Part 2)

(This is Part 2 of an article published yesterday) July 17, 1863 My dear Fanny I was very much surprised to have a letter from you dated at New York. I have been writing you at Brunswick. I wrote you … Continue reading

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The Wedge to Split the Confederacy

Sneak preview of my presentation at the Emerging Civil War Symposium later this summer. Click on the map for a larger version.  

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Symposium Spotlight: Edward Alexander and the Breakthrough at Petersburg

Edward Alexander is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Edward has an affinity for the Federal 6th Army Corps. He is set to make his first speaking appearance at the Emerging Civil War Symposium this August. The 292 day siege … Continue reading

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Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

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Coal from Confederate Santa, Christmas 1864

December 25, 1864 was greeted throughout the south without much of the joy and celebration that typically marks the Christmas season. Confederate armies were on the retreat from lost strongholds or huddled behind the cold, earthen walls that protected the … Continue reading

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General John Martindale: Genesee’s Forgotten General

I was recently asked to participate in a ghost walk to benefit the Historic Batavia Cemetery in Batavia, NY. Knowing as they do my interest in the Civil War, I was asked to portray Gen. John H. Martindale. The name … Continue reading

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November-December Presentations

November: 7th: Chris Kolakowski “1865: An End and a Beginning,” Waynesboro Public Library, Waynesboro VA 7th: Chris Mackowski: “Grant’s Last Battle: The Story Behind the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant,” Loudoun County Public Library, Leesburg, VA. 11th: Daniel T. Davis … Continue reading

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Name Change for A.P. Hill Elementary School?

Ambrose Powell Hill has a secure enough legacy. The general is buried under his own monument which towers above the Hermitage-Labernum intersection in Richmond, placed there by major-turned-developer Lewis Ginter to promote a new residential neighborhood. Three markers denote where … Continue reading

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Review: “The First Battle for Petersburg: The Attack and Defense of the Cockade City, June 9, 1864”

The First Battle for Petersburg: The Attack and Defense of the Cockade City, June 9, 1864, by William Glenn Robertson. (Savas Beatie: 2015). 3 pages preface, 147 pages main text, Appendix 1: Federal Order of Battle, Appendix 2: Confederate Order … Continue reading

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The Mud Creek Line-Remembering What the Soldiers Forgot

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Bobby Novak When one thinks about 1864, the cities of Petersburg, Richmond, and Atlanta all come to mind, capped by Sherman’s March to the Sea. The battles for Atlanta happened nearly right … Continue reading

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