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Voices of the Maryland Campaign: September 6, 1862

By the end of September 6, the rest of the Army of Northern Virginia waded across the Potomac River, marching towards Frederick. While the tail end of Lee’s army remained, for the moment, near the Potomac shore, its vanguard under … Continue reading

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Review: “Texans at Gettysburg” by Joe Owen and Randy Drais

In an army full of storied units, the Texas Brigade certainly stands among the tallest. Their hard work during the Seven Days set a tone they carried with them like the Lone Star through the rest of the war. Their … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Riding for the Lone Star: Frontier Cavalry and the Texas Way of War, 1822-1865”

On May 6, 1864, during the midst of the Battle of the Wilderness, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s right flank crumbled under a strong Federal attack. As Lee rode about, frantically trying to rally his troops, a new column, wearing gray … Continue reading

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When General Lee Cried

One of the excitements of writing history comes when one finds a story that’s fresh, new, or hasn’t yet made its way into the accepted secondary literature. I  have one I’d like to share. For Savas Beatie, I’m finishing a … Continue reading

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The Army of Northern Virginia’s Great Winter Battles

Since nearly half of the authors at Emerging Civil War are snowed in this weekend, and all of us at the site have been living with the great debate of the week—over canonizing Lee and Jackson, or hanging them from … Continue reading

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Keep on Following Us!

We hope that everyone has been enjoying our extensive coverage of the 150th Anniversary of the Overland Campaign. Like Grant’s armies, our coverage will keep rolling forward over the next few weeks. In the meantime, please follow us on Facebook … Continue reading

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The Wounding of James Longstreet: Part One

Part one in a series. -Authored by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White- The Confederate flank attack through the Spotsylvania Wilderness had been an overwhelming success, surprising the Federal army and sending them into chaotic retreat. Now, the general wanted … Continue reading

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Fire Along Boatswain Creek: Reflections on the Battle of Gaines Mill

Traveling for an extended Columbus Day weekend vacation, I had the opportunity to make an early-morning stop at the Gaines Mill battlefield. Much to my delight, I found upon arrival that I had the entire battlefield to myself. After reading … Continue reading

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