Tag Archives: the Wilderness

Getting Un-lost in the Wilderness

As I have gotten older, I have become a much more tactile person when it comes to understanding history. I still greatly enjoy a good book, and sometimes that’s the only way that you can experience it, but it has … Continue reading

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The First Day at Chancellorsville Battlefield

Fighting at Chancellorsville opened on the morning of May 1, 1863, along the Orange Turnpike and the Orange Plank Road. Today, the property where fighting took place along the turnpike—now Route 3—is preserved thanks to the efforts of the Civil … Continue reading

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Wilderness and Beauty

I’ve been in the Wilderness a lot lately, shooting photos for an upcoming book I’m working on for the Emerging Civil War Series. It seems like I’ve been writing about the Wilderness for so long that, almost by rote, I … Continue reading

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Registration is Open for the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium

All of us at Emerging Civil War are proud to announce that the registration for the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge is now open! Our Early Bird registration rate is just $75.00 per person, and ends … Continue reading

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James Wilson and the Battle of Nashville, Part I

The weather was gradually changing, perhaps for the better. For several days, the Union troopers had been pelted with snow and sleet. It had been so harsh that only the woodcutters had been out in the precipitation. With a thaw … Continue reading

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Death of a Hero

I wonder if I could ever convey to another–to you, for instance, Reader dear–the tender and terrible realities of such cases, (many, many happen’d,) as the one I am now going to mention……..Stewart C. Glover, Co. E., Fifth Wisconsin–was wounded, … Continue reading

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Mystery in the Wilderness: Where is Stonewall’s Arm?

In case you haven’t seen it yet, check out the April 2013 issue of Civil War Times, which asks on its cover, “Where is Stonewall’s Arm?” ECW co-founder Chris Mackowski penned the article, titled “Mystery in the Wilderness,” which chronicles … Continue reading

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