Tag Archives: Rush C. Hawkins

The Hawkins’ Zouaves at Antietam

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Tyler Dicembrino… Miller’s Cornfield, Dunker Church, the Bloody Lane, West Woods, and the Burnside Bridge are all synonymous with the Battle of Antietam, but many forget the final assault on Harpers Ferry Road. It … Continue reading

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Prisoner of War or Constructive Deserter?

It pays to read the (often lengthy) footnotes when researching first-person accounts in the venerable Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Seemingly minor vignettes can speak to big issues. An article by Colonel Rush C. Hawkins describing his service … Continue reading

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