Tag Archives: Stones River

McCook and the Czar

100 years ago last night, Czar Nicholas II and his family were killed by the Bolsheviks near Ekaterinburg, Russia. This was the end of the Romanov Dynasty, which had ruled Russia since 1613. The US representative to Nicholas II’s coronation … Continue reading

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Artillery: Anchoring the Line at Stones River

The Battle of Stones River (December 31, 1862 – January 2, 1863) is known as a significant moment for Federal artillery. Most accounts focus on the 57 guns overlooking McFadden’s Ford on January 2, 1863. But a cluster of Federal … Continue reading

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Chris Kolakowski: Leadership Makes the Difference on New Year’s Eve 1862

We’re two months away from the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge (Aug. 4-6). We’ve asked each of our speakers to share with us a story related to the topic they’ll be presenting as part of our … Continue reading

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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: Chris Kolakowski

The Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge will focus on “Great Defenses of the Civil War” this year. Presenter Chris Kolakowski contends that the Army of the Cumberland’s defense at Stones River ranks among the turning-point events … Continue reading

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The 47th Tennessee Infantry at Shiloh

Today we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Michael Chick In the American Civil War, Don Carlos Buell’s arrival at Shiloh with over 15,000 men, stands as the most famous reinforcement of the war. Its importance to the … Continue reading

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A Review of Liddell’s Record

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Michael Chick Some of my favorite works of history and literature are military memoirs. Every few months I read some of the classics: Storm of Steel, Sagittarius Rising, A Rumor … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Fort Pickens

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Sean Michael Chick I took a trip down to Pensacola with my girlfriend two weeks ago, intent on checking out the beach before it became crowded. I also wanted to look at … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 3/14-3/20/16

This week’s question comes from Phill Greenwalt: “Was the battle of Stones River more of a turning point than Gettysburg?”

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A Second Medal of Honor: Thomas Ward Custer at Sailor’s Creek

The scene about to play out was one that had become all too familiar in recent days. Union cavalry squadrons were preparing to assault an enemy position. An artillerist recalled that it was “the grandest sight he had ever witnessed.” … Continue reading

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