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Gettysburg Recap

The 150th anniversary of Gettysburg brought a flurry of posts to the Emerging Civil War blog. Over the last two weeks, our authors have offered many different perspectives on the battle, its consequences, and its significance. We’ll have more coverage … Continue reading

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Prelude to a Star: The Urbanna Raid

part two in a series The Army of the Potomac was in disarray when George Custer returned from Washington on May 5, 1863. Early that morning, the army began their retreat to the north bank of the Rappahannock River. This … Continue reading

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Prelude to a Star

Part one in a series The young officer walked out of the theatre and onto the bustling Washington street. Fixing his kepi atop his head, he began to make his way back to his boardinghouse. His affinity for plays was … Continue reading

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