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The mere typing of this blog post title fills me with dread and nervous anticipation. As an historian who does biography, I focus on the life story of my central character— how she developed her social and political beliefs, changed … Continue reading
(Editor’s Note: The ECW YouTube page will feature videos from Phill’s trip over the next few weeks, kicked off by this discussion, which is also available as an ECW Podcast.) Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a few battlefields … Continue reading
Join Phill Greenwalt as he recounts a recent trip through the battlefields of the Western Theater. His adventures and historical notes are available in the newest free podcast on Emerging Civil War Patreon account. Just click the link and you’ll … Continue reading
Since it was an eastern theater question last week, let’s head west… What do you think was the most decisive event in the western theater of the Civil War?
The Civil War and General Jim Mattis: Political-military relationship “trust up and down the chain” (Part 2)
In Call Sign Chaos, Jim Mattis stresses “trust up and down the chain must be the coin of the realm.” Official military doctrine supports this observation. A U.S. Army publication notes that command is “not a one-way, top-down process that … Continue reading
There’s good news on the preservation front in Arkansas! Conservation groups have acquired 140 acres of a historic farm which borders Pea Ridge National Military Park and plans are in progress to transfer the land to NPS as soon as … Continue reading
In your opinion…in the western theater, what was the most Confederate raid into Northern states or territories? Why?
During his session yesterday discussing the eastern theater versus the western theater, Kris White took a few minutes to define the theaters of war. The eastern theater included Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. “It was essentially concentrated in a 200-mile corridor … Continue reading
No, it’s not literally my bridge, but this structure – which I’ve yet to see on location – has become a symbol and inspiration. I’ll try to explain…
Who is your favorite commander that fought in both eastern and western theaters of the Civil War? Why?