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“Too trivial for big history:” One Yankee Private and Three Accounts of Second Bull Run

ECW welcomes back Douglas Ullman, Jr.  Martin Alonzo Haynes was 20 years old when he and approximately 2,000 men under Union Brig. Gen. Cuvier Grover charged the unfinished spur of the Manassas Gap Railroad on the afternoon of August 29, … Continue reading

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Philip Cook

“Tales From the Tombstone“ On one website chronicling the history of Georgia, the opening sentence to the biography of Brigadier General Philip Cook read simply: “Perhaps the most remarkable feat of this Madison County lawyer was his rise in the … Continue reading

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Fallen New York Officers at the Deep Cut

At 3 p.m. on August 30, 1862, 10,000 Union soldiers charged across the Groveton-Sudley Road toward the Confederates occupying the stretch of an unfinished railroad around the Deep Cut. Of the seventeen regiments that participated in this assault led by … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Saves 145 Acres at Second Manassas and Kelly’s Ford

Just as we commemorate the 157th anniversary of Second Manassas, the American Battlefield Trust has announced their latest preservation victory – 145 acres saved at both Second Manassas and Kelly’s Ford battlefields. According to the Trust, the tracts of land … Continue reading

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From The ECW Archives – Why Do We “Forget” Second Bull Run?

Since it’s a battle anniversary day of the fights at Second Bull Run, we found a post in our archives. In 2012, Chris Mackowski shared his thoughts about why Second Manassas is often overlooked. We hope you enjoy this article … Continue reading

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From The ECW Archives: General Ewell’s Wound At Groveton

In 2015, Phill Greenwalt published research about Confederate General Richard Ewell’s injury during the Battle of Groveton, which was an opening engagement of Second Bull Run. Since it’s that battle anniversary day, here is a re-run of that original blog … Continue reading

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Artillery: What’s On The Series Header?

Have you identified the location of the cannon featured on the header image for the Artillery Series? Today, we’ll reveal the location…

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2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium Schedule of Events

We are proud to announce the full schedule of events for the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. We hope that you will join us for this exciting event. Last year’s event sold out, so be sure … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Dan Welch

August 27, 1862—the day Stonewall resorted to rocks. Jackson had resolved to bring the “miscreant Pope” to battle, and it was with this resolve that Jackson made one of the great defensive stands of the American Civil War. At the … Continue reading

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Announcing the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

All of us at Emerging Civil War are proud to announce the speaker lineup for our Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge (August 4-6, 2017). This year’s theme is “Great Defenses of the Civil War.” Our outstanding … Continue reading

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