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Emerging Civil War · 11h ago

The Night That Decided the Confederate President

In February 1861, delegates from the six seceded states—South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana met in Montgomery, Alabama to craft a new nation. In order to do...
Emerging Civil War · 1d ago

The Turnabout at North Anna

I think about the Army of the Potomac waking up on this day in 1864, ready to follow up on its successes of the previous day along the banks of the North Anna River, tentatively extending it...
Emerging Civil War · 1d 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 · 2d 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 · 3d 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 · 3d 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 · 4d 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 · 4d 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 · 6d 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 · 6d 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...