Tag Archives: Preservation

Saving History Saturday: New Jersey Flags

The New Jersey State Museum recently put five Civil War flags on display and shared interpretation of the regiments, battles, and flagbearers connected to the banners. The museum preserves 190 Civil War flags and has been rotating them — five … Continue reading

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Yellowhammers and Environmentalism: Following Law’s Alabama Brigade to Gettysburg (part four)

Read the first parts of this story here. Part 4 – Law’s Alabama Brigade on the move from Culpepper to Little Washington, Virginia. At 5 a.m. on Monday, June 15, Evander Law’s Brigade of 2,000 Alabama “Yellowhammers” moved out of … Continue reading

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Yellowhammers and Environmentalism: Following Law’s Alabama Brigade to Gettysburg (interlude)

Read the first three parts of this story here. This is a continuation of a journey taken in one day in the summer of 2003, with my friend Joe Loehle, following the route of Law’s Alabama Brigade, from Raccoon Ford, … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Park

Today is the anniversary of the December 31, 1862, battle of Parker’s Cross Roads in central Tennessee. The battle marks the culmination of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s west Tennessee campaign. Two Union forces converged on Forrest from opposite directions, forcing Forrest … Continue reading

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Destroyed Lives, Destroyed History – Historic Preservation and Natural Disasters

Through the night of December 10, 2021, over thirty tornadoes touched down in six states across the Mississippi River valley, from Arkansas to Kentucky. Reports estimate that over one hundred people died tragically in these storms, mostly in Monette, Arkansas; … Continue reading

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Western Swing: Day 06

The American Battlefield Trust took a day off yesterday posting videos from our trip. (I think they’re trying to time things out so that our videos from Nashville show up on the anniversary of the last day of the battle!) … Continue reading

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Western Swing: Day 02 (part two!)

When I spent the day at Shiloh last week with Kris White, Garry Adelman, Parker Hills, and Tim Smith, we shot so much material that we had to divide it into two days. You can see part one from Shiloh … Continue reading

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Western Swing 2021: Day 02

Our swing through western battlefields with the American Battlefield Trust continued today with a trip to Shiloh. What an amazing battlefield! Join Kris White, Chris Mackowski, and Garry Adelman, along with special guest historian Parker Hills (Brig. Gen., ret.) of … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: The Great Battle Never Fought

Twice this week, I’ve had the opportunity to talk with podcasters about the Mine Run campaign. The campaign’s anniversary, if you missed it, as most people do, spanned the last few days of November, beginning November 26 and running through … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: That Furious Struggle

Like The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson and Hell Itself: The Battle of the Wilderness, That Furious Struggle: The Battle of Chancellorsville had a previous life as part of a book series Kris White and I worked on for Fredericksburg … Continue reading

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