Tag Archives: Second Manassas

BookChat: James Longstreet and the American Civil War by Harold Knudsen

It’s the 159th anniversary of the battle of Chickamauga—a good showing by Jimmy Longstreet, so a good day to talk a little about a new book by Harold M. Knudsen, James Longstreet and the American Civil War: The Confederate General … Continue reading

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The Rocks at Second Manassas: A Postscript of Reconstruction

A little while ago, Sarah Bierle shared the story of Confederates, out of ammunition, resorting to throwing rocks at the Deep Cut during the battle of Second Manassas. It’s a fairly well-known account, held up as an example of the … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast: Politics and Leadership Between Second Manassas and Antietam

Historians Kevin Pawlak, Dan Welch, and Chris Mackowski talk about the period between the battles of Second Manassas and Antietam: John Pope, Fitz John Porter, and Politics A-Plenty! Listen for free here on our website or by using Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Please … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 8/22-8/28/22

In your opinion, what are the turning point moments of the Second Bull Run (Manassas) campaign and battle?

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ECWS Preview: Second Manassas and Never Such a Campaign

We’re showing off the covers of some of the books we have coming up later this year in the Emerging Civil War Series. Next up: Never Such a Campaign: The Battle of Second Manassas, August 29 – September 1, 1862 … Continue reading

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“The day long remembered:” Remembering Bull Run

ECW welcomes guest author Anthony Trusso On July 21, 1861, the two largest armies ever fielded on the North American continent to that point engaged in the Battle of First Bull Run. By the end of the day, nearly 900 … Continue reading

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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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