Tag Archives: Ted Alexander

Review: Texans at Antietam

Fewer stories of the Civil War are more renowned than that of the fight for Miller’s cornfield at Antietam. It’s one of those locations that has been forever endowed with capital letters because of the intensity of combat there: The … Continue reading

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Year In Review: Ted Alexander Interview

Chris Mackowski had the opportunity to interview historian Ted Alexander and shared in the interview in February 2016. In case you missed it (or want to re-read it!), we decided to share as part of the highlights of this year. … Continue reading

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Huzzah for Our Friend, Ted Alexander

Once more, congratulations to ECW’s friend Ted Alexander, the recipient of this year’s inaugural Emerging Civil War Award for Civil War Public History. Earlier this month, Ted hosted a big retirement party following a 30+-year career with the National Park Service, … Continue reading

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ECW Honors Ted Alexander

As part of Emerging Civil War’s fifth anniversary commemoration, we are pleased to inaugurate a new annual award: The Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Civil War Public History. This year’s recipient is Ted Alexander, former historian at Antietam … Continue reading

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Chambersburg Seminar Review

This past weekend I spoke at the Ed Bearss Civil War Seminar in Chambersburg. This is part of a series of events coordinated by Ted Alexander and the Chambersburg (Pa)  Chamber of Commerce. More info is here: http://civilwarseminars.org/. For those … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ted Alexander (part five)

part five We’ve spent the week sharing an interview I did with historian Ted Alexander, a thirty-year veteran of the National Park Service at Antietam National Battlefield. Ted retired at the beginning of this year. During the course of the … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ted Alexander (part four)

part four After a thirty-year career as a historian at Antietam National Battlefield, Ted Alexander retired at the beginning of this year. Just before he left the Park Service, I sat down with him to talk about his career. CHRIS: … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ted Alexander (part three)

part three Although he retired at the beginning of 2016, former Park Service historian Ted Alexander plans to return to Antietam National Battlefield later this year. In my conversation with Ted, I asked him why he wanted to come back … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ted Alexander (part two)

part two Ted Alexander, the legendary historian at Antietam National Battlefield, retired at the beginning of January after a thirty-five-year career with the National Park Service. I had the chance to sit down with him just before he retired, and … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ted Alexander (part one)

part one Once, the mountains of paper provided a home for one of the Civil War community’s best-known historians. Now, most piles have been trimmed down and filed, or “circular filed,” while others wait in the patient hope that someday … Continue reading

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