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Symposium Spotlight: Sunday Tour at the Slaughter Pen

We’re pleased to announce that the Sunday morning tour at the 2022 Emerging Civil War Symposium will be at Slaughter Pen Farm on Fredericksburg Battlefield. Join Emerging Civil War founders Kris White and Chris Mackowski for a new look at … Continue reading

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Under Fire: The 17th Maine in “the immediate presence of death”

On the evening of December 12, 1862, Pvt. John Haley of the 17th Maine huddled around “the very smallest” of fires and tried to keep quiet. The regiment had moved into a reserve position along the Rappahannock River near the … Continue reading

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National Medal of Honor Day

Today is National Medal of Honor Day, and if you haven’t seen the American Battlefield Trust’s latest edition of Hallowed Ground, which focuses on the Congressional Medal of Honor, you need to check it out. Thanks to my longtime partner … Continue reading

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The Seasonal Dilemma

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Michael Aubrecht One of the more commonly overlooked challenges of Civil War battlefield interpretation is what I like to call “the seasonal dilemma.” This is the act of touring battlefields at … Continue reading

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Orange flowers and amber waves: Fredericksburg photographed

Kris and I are wrapping up work on a writing project that focuses on the Battle of Fredericksburg. The project is scheduled for release just prior to the sesquicentennial anniversary in December. As I sorted through the photos I took … Continue reading

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A December Walk Across Slaughter Pen Farm

Most visitors to Fredericksburg show up when the weather is good, in the high days of Virginia’s beautiful summers, so they see the battlefield in full foliage. The trip down Lee Drive can offer a bucolic escape from the bustle … Continue reading

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