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Did Alexander Gardner photograph Charles Tew’s corpse in the Sunken Road?

Charles Tew’s story is compelling. Daniel Harvey Hill called him “one of the most finished scholars on the continent, and had no superior as a soldier in the field.”(1) Indeed he was. Tew graduated first in his class from the … Continue reading

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Last Photos from Fredericksburg’s 155th

Before we get too far away from the anniversary of the battle of Fredericksburg, I just want to pass along a few pictures I took along the way yesterday during ECW’s Facebook LIVE event with the Civil War Trust and … Continue reading

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They Fell On The Fields Of Antietam

Emerging Civil War welcomes back Kristen M. Pawlak (Trout) On the fields to the east of the small western-Maryland hamlet of Sharpsburg and interposed between the Potomac River and Antietam Creek, just under four thousand Federal and Rebel troops lay … Continue reading

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Thinking About The Irish Brigade At Antietam

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a day many folks find something from Ireland to enjoy. I have two traditions on the unofficial holiday: wear a little green and remember the Irish-American contributions during the Civil War. Last year, I wrote … Continue reading

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Snow Along the Sunken Road

A snowy day at Fredericksburg National Battlefield offers some beautiful scenery. Continue reading

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Sergeant Kirkland: Warrior Angel at Marye’s Heights

On the night of December 13, 1862, the Battle of Fredericksburg was over, but the soldiers didn’t know it yet. All they knew was the bone-chilling cold, the shrieks and moans of the wounded, the sweeping wind, and the Northern lights … Continue reading

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More Scenes from the Sunken Road

Sunday, December 9 started quiet and foggy in Fredericksburg. As I looked across the Slaughter Pen Farm, I could imagine the morning of December 13, 1862, as the men of John Reynolds’ First Corps looked across that same ground, through … Continue reading

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Remembering the Fallen

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Scenes from the Sunken Road

I had a pretty limited perspective of the many events going on in Fredericksburg yesterday because I spent the day working along the Sunken Road and the Stone Wall (which is one of my favorite places to interpret, so I … Continue reading

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Antietam—Phase Two: The Sunken Road

The Sunken Road

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