Tag Archives: Spotsylvania

Question of the Week: 5/1-5/7/17

With battle anniversaries for Chancellorsville, Second Fredericksburg, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House here or just around the calendar corner, we’re wondering if you have a favorite battlefield to visit from that list? If so, why?

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Christmas on the Rappahannock

About twenty years ago my parents bought me a Civil War painting by Ray W. Forquer. The painting, “Christmas on the Rappahannock,” has always been one of my favorites. It’s not the artistry that I love so much, but the … Continue reading

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Symposium Early-Bird Price Extension

We are pleased to announce that we have extended the early-bird ticket pricing for the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. You now have until December 31, 2016 to purchase your early-bird tickets for this exciting event. … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN: Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle

Next up from C-SPAN’s coverage of the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevensonr Ridge: “Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle” by Chris Mackowski. The talk airs on C-SPAN3 at 6 p.m. Eastern on Saturday. Here’s a preview: https://www.c-span.org/video/?413642-3/battle-spotsylvania-court-house Kris White’s talk about Longstreet’s … Continue reading

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“An Especial Prize to the Boys:” Union Soldiers and the Illustrated News (Part 2)

This is the second of two posts regarding the relationship between Union soldiers and the emerging illustrated press during the Civil War. Part 1 may be found here. Soldiers were evidently grateful to receive the illustrated weeklies. Albert O. Marshall of the … Continue reading

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Some Views of Stevenson Ridge

We wanted to share some views of Stevenson Ridge, where, the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium is being held next month. Stevenson Ridge is a beautiful bed and breakfast on the edge of the village of Spotsylvania Court House. … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Chris Mackowski and the Fight for the “Bloody Angle”

Dr. Chris Mackowski is one of the founders of Emerging Civil War, as well as a very popular speaker on the Civil War roundtable circuit. Chris is a professor of journalism and mass communications at St. Bonaventure University. Currently he serves as … Continue reading

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A Little Wedding, A Little History

We’re getting ready for a wedding this afternoon here at Stevenson Ridge. Teal, peach, and off-white pom-poms festoon the fireplace in the chapel, and spider-thin curly-que candelabras, also teal, sit at the center of each table. A sign in the … Continue reading

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Scenes from Spotsy on May 12

Dawn came with a misty drizzle over Spotsylvania today. 152 years ago, day broke with similar weather, a “chill, misty, first early dawn.” The night’s rain had eased for a bit, and the fog had begun to dissipate. The rain … Continue reading

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Registration is Open for the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium

All of us at Emerging Civil War are proud to announce that the registration for the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge is now open! Our Early Bird registration rate is just $75.00 per person, and ends … Continue reading

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