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November 2021 Maine at War blog posts

In November my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from a new Gettysburg novel to a new monument erected at the Third Winchester battlefield in mid-month. November 3, 2021: New novel explores the 9th Massachusetts Battery, a Mainer, and … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute Establishes Partnership with Fort Collier Civil War Center

We have a cool piece of news from some of ECW’s friends in the Shenandoah Valley: On Monday, November 1, Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute (MCWI) and the Fort Collier Civil War Center in Winchester, Virginia, established a partnership, … Continue reading

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Gold In The Fields

Autumn is coming. There were so many beautiful golden shades in the fields at Third Winchester Battlefield around the battle anniversary over last weekend. It reminded me of this section from Stephen Vincent Benet’s long poem, John Brown’s Body: Autumn … 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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Wesley Merritt and the Battle of Tom’s Brook

Following the Battle of Fisher’s Hill, Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan’s Federal army pursued Lieut. Gen. Jubal Early’s Rebel forces up the Shenandoah Valley. With the Yankees dogging his march, Early left the Valley, while Sheridan encamped around the town of Harrisonburg, Virginia. … Continue reading

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Sketches from the Shenandoah: The Death of Robert Rodes

One of James Taylor’s sketches was that of the death of Robert Rodes at the Battle of Third Winchester on September 19, 1864. Rodes was a native of Virginia and graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He would fight at … Continue reading

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Already Looking Toward Next Weekend?

As one weekend wraps up and we stare at the conventional work week that unfolds in front of us, it is human nature to wonder about the upcoming weekend and start to think of plans. For some this is the … Continue reading

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Review: The Last Battle of Winchester, Phil Sheridan, Jubal Early, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7 – September 19, 1864 by Scott Patchan

The Last Battle of Winchester: Phil Sheridan, Jubal Early, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August 7 – September 19, 1864 by Scott Patchin Savas Beatie LLC, 2013 ISBN 978-1-932714-98-2 553 pp., $34.95 The Shenandoah Valley had always been a theater … Continue reading

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