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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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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up!

It’s a story familiar to many of us. An uncle took me to a battlefield when I was six, and I was hooked—only it wasn’t Gettysburg! It was Cold Harbor and the fields of the Seven Days battles. Every year … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson

There’s an old saying about how the last shall be first. That’s kind of the story of how the Emerging Civil War Series (ECWS) got started. The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson wasn’t the first book in the ECWS, but … Continue reading

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Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg on YouTube

We have a special treat for Stonewall Jackson fans next week. Back in August at the Savas Beatie author get-together in Gettysburg, ECW’s Chris Mackowski popped in to offer a talk about “Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg.” ECW’s friend Cory Lesmeister … Continue reading

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Antietam: A Tactical Union Victory

The Battle of Antietam was a key turning point in the American Civil War and American history. In short, it turned back Robert E. Lee’s first campaign north of the Potomac River and led to the issuance of the Preliminary—and … Continue reading

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The Most Devastating Confederate Attack?

Chancellorsville is often seen as one of the Army of Northern Virginia’s greatest attacks, achieving a victory against overwhelming odds, yet I would argue that rivaling that is the one launched on the third day of fighting at Second Manassas. … Continue reading

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A Chronology of the Confederacy’s 1862 Counterstrokes

Several months ago, I crossed an item off my Civil War bucket list: visiting the Perryville battlefield. While at the visitor center, I watched a video which put the Confederate invasion of Kentucky into the larger context of the war. … Continue reading

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Fallen Leaders: General Richard B. Garnett

Tuesday, May 12, 1863. The location: Richmond, Virginia. The bells tolled, the military bands played dirges, and uniforms and civilian attire displayed mourning badges. The casket of Lieutenant General Thomas J. Jackson was drawn through the streets to Capitol Square … Continue reading

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Fallen Leaders: General Barnard Elliott Bee

Barnard Elliot Bee, Jr. appeared briefly in the saga of Civil War history. He died at the First Battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861, but not before attributed, immortal words had crossed his lips. Best remembered as the officer … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stonewall Jackson, Beresford Hope, and the Meaning of the American Civil War

Stonewall Jackson, Beresford Hope, and the Meaning of the American Civil War By Michael J. Turner LSU Press, 2020; $50.00, hardcover Reviewed by Chris Mackowski As the last year has powerfully reminded us, Civil War monuments all have stories to … Continue reading

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