Tag Archives: Richmond National Battlefield

“One of those incidents characteristic of war,” along the North Anna

I’ve been finalizing this week the much-delayed updates to Strike Them a Blow: Battle Along the North Anna River. (Finally! You’re welcome to read about my woes with the book here.) “The North Anna is an exceedingly picturesque river, abounding … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Strike Them a Blow

When people ask me which of my books is my favorite, I try to tell them it’s like picking a favorite child. “I don’t like to play favorites,” I say. “Each one has things that make them my favorite.” That’s … Continue reading

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The “Absolutely Incomparable” Land at the Intersection of Gaines’s Mill and Cold Harbor

One of the most fascinating parts of Richmond National Battlefield is that the 1862 battlefield of Gaines’s Mill sits perpendicular to the 1864 battle of Cold Harbor—on the same ground. This week, the American Battlefield Trust announced a campaign to … Continue reading

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Maggie Walker and how she valued history

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article about African American banker Maggie Walker and her impact on the banking industry. I’m always glad to see her get recognition for her hard work in banking and her leadership in civil … Continue reading

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On Location: The Wounding of Joe Johnston

Back in January, ECW contributor Doug Crenshaw did some research for us on the location of Joe Johnston’s wounding at the battle of Seven Pines. While visiting the Richmond-area battlefields with him earlier this month, we decided to go On Location at … Continue reading

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WHM Profile: Andrea DeKoter

by ECW Correspondent Emily Losito Andrea DeKoter walked into her daughter’s preschool class wearing her National Park Service uniform. The boys and girls looked puzzled as they tried to figure out what kind of police officer she was. DeKoter later … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield at Rural Plains

The fight at Totopotomoy Creek in late May of 1864 marks the “boundary” in the Overland Campaign between the North Anna phase of the campaign and the Cold Harbor phase. During the three-day engagement, Federals lost just over one thousand … Continue reading

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The Civil War Sesquicentennial at the Gates of Richmond

The Civil War 150th arrives at the gates of Richmond later this week.  Check out Richmond National Battlefield’s full guide of activities, (available as a free downloadable PDF). Things get started this weekend with the commemoration of the Battle of … Continue reading

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