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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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A Most Terrible Scene: A Collision on the B&O and One Regiment’s Deadliest Day

We don’t often hear about railroad accidents today. That’s not for a lack of reporting, but that railroad travel is exponentially safer now than it was 160 years ago. Traveling by railroad during the Civil War involved risking life and … Continue reading

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Incendiaries on the B&O: The Burning of the Fish Creek Spans During the Jones-Imboden Raid (Part II)

See Part I here… On the night of April 27, 1863, Hannah Church spied five men building a fire under the two spans of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad crossing of a fork of Fish Creek bearing her family’s name. … Continue reading

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Incendiaries on the B&O: The Burning of the Fish Creek Spans During the Jones-Imboden Raid (Part I)

Civil War cavalry raids often rank among the most romantic of Civil War tales. This often has to do with the characters most often associated, with names like Stuart, Morgan, Mosby, Rosser, Gilmor and others. These raids would be recalled … Continue reading

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The Lost Cause of John McCausland

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Jeffrey Webb… The Confederate Army’s John McCausland waited on the outskirts of Appomattox on Sunday morning, April 9, 1865. At that point, the brigadier general’s command, in his own words, “was reduced to a … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Moorefield, WV

As you start thinking about your fall travel plans we recommend you visit one of our teams favorite fall destinations, Moorefield West Virginia.

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Benjamin F. Kelley’s Confederate Kinfolk

General Benjamin F. Kelley doesn’t get a lot of attention in Civil War historiography. His military career was primarily confined to western Maryland and West Virginia, where he spent the war years dueling with the likes of Mosby, McCausland, Imboden, … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Charleston, WV

Looking for a new destination for a weekend getaway? We think it’s time you visited Charleston, WV. On our recent visit to town we discovered more than enough to make us want to go back soon.

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Lew Wallace Secures the B&O– For the First Time (Pt. 2)

Part 1 is available here. It was a busy June for Lew Wallace. He and his 11th Indiana Zouaves had been posted at Cumberland, Maryland to guard the vital Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bridges across the Potomac River. Their raid … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Huntington, West Virginia

Traveling through West Virginia anytime soon? Consider making a stop for the afternoon and see what Huntington has to offer. On a recent run through the state, our team spent a beautiful afternoon exploring and enjoying town. 

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