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Emerging Civil War · 3h ago

We Happy Few…

Here’s a little curtain-raiser for Battle Above the Clouds. In September 1863, United States Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton initiated one of the more remarkable troop movements of the Ame...
Emerging Civil War · 1d ago

2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium Schedule of Events

We are proud to announce the full schedule of events for the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. We hope that you will join us for this exciting event. Last year’s...
Emerging Civil War · 1d ago

Fathers and Daughters: Writing About Stonewall Jackson as a Dad

For the forthcoming August 2017 issue of Civil War Times, I had the privilege to write an article about Stonewall Jackson as a father, “Stonewall’s Greatest Joy.” It’s a story that has deep ...
Emerging Civil War · 2d ago

Question of the Week: 5/22-5/29/17

During the defense of Richmond/Peninsula Campaign of 1862, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston was wounded. General Robert E. Lee took his place as army commander to defend Richmond from ...
Emerging Civil War · 2d ago

From Champion Hill

In honor of the Civil War Trust’s announcement that it has preserved more land at the Champion Hill battlefield, site of the largest battle of the Vicksburg campaign. I took this photo at Ch...
Emerging Civil War · 3d ago

Preservation Success at Champion Hill Battlefield

Earlier this month, the Civil War Trust, along with the National Park Foundation and HTR Foundation joined together to announce the protection of a portion of the Champion Hill battlefield, ...
Emerging Civil War · 4d ago

A Visit to Buford’s Knoll

Earlier in the week, I took a morning and headed out to the Brandy Station and Kelly’s Ford battlefields. It was quite warm, the hottest day we’ve had so far this year in Virginia. By the ti...
Emerging Civil War · 5d ago

Alexander Gardner and the Good Death

Of the thousands of Civil War photographs, only several truly iconic images exist that specialists and non-specialists alike immediately recognize. One such image is the subject of today’s p...
Emerging Civil War · 6d ago

The Great Naval Leaders

On May 10 I lectured about the Battle of Midway to Old Dominion University’s Institute of Learning in Retirement. Over the course of a wonderful discussion, I assessed one of the U.S. comman...
Emerging Civil War · 1w ago

Symposium Spotlight: Eric Wittenberg

Eric Wittenberg’s award-winning book The Devil’s to Pay: John Buford at Gettysburg offered the first in-depth exploration of the famous stand by Federal cavalrymen that opened the battle of ...