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ECW Honors D.P. Newton with Public History Service Award

Emerging Civil War has chosen D.P. Newton of the White Oak Civil War Museum in Stafford County, Virginia, as the recipient of its 2018 Award for Service in Civil War Public History. Emerging Civil War’s Award for Service in Civil … Continue reading

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The Rebirth of the Army of the Potomac (part four)

Part four of a series. Desertion and “Demagogues”  Desertion was also a disease in the army, though of a different kind. With Hooker assuming command the army officially went into winter camp. Morale was still dangerously low and homesickness was a real … Continue reading

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Picket Duty Along the Rappahannock

Here’s a glimpse of life along the Rappahannock River 153 years ago today. The account comes from John Weiser of the 130th Pennsylvania Infantry, who’d stood picket duty that day along the riverbank in front of the Lacy House (Chatham), opposite … Continue reading

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