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Carving Tonight On the Old Camp Ground: A Hallowe'en Experience

          Everyone has his or her favorite memory of fall and of Hallowe’en. Perhaps it was a costume, or maybe the camaraderie of trick-or-treating. Maybe it was just the cooler air and the earlier, somehow darker nights. 630 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Sketches from the Shenandoah: The Wounding of Stephen Ramseur

During the fighting at Cedar Creek, the Confederate Army of the Valley lost one of their ablest division commanders in Major General Stephen Dodson Ramseur. Although he did not witness the mortal wounding himself, James Taylor captured the event in his sketchbook.

Battlefields & Historic Places

The Evolution of Cavalry Tactics: How Technology Drove Change

Part two in a series.

In the first part of this series, we learned Napoleon Bonaparte’s theories about the use of cavalry in the field. Those tactics relied on the short range of the long arms of the infantry and the smoothbore artillery. 1,846 more words


The Evolution of Cavalry Tactics: How Technology Drove Change

Part one in a series.

This is the first installment of a multi-part series on the evolution of Civil War cavalry tactics that is being developed exclusively for Emerging Civil War. 893 more words

Emerging Civil War

From the Wilderness, the Blue Ridge in the Distance

Just beyond its cross-the-T intersection with Brock Road, Route 3 west begins a gentle mile-long descent toward Wilderness Run. There, it crosses the creek and then jumps the border between Spotsylvania and Orange counties before pushing upward and westward again. 658 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Conference at Charlestown

The fall of Atlanta in early September, 1864 sent shockwaves through the Northern states. Sitting at his headquarters at City Point on the James River outside Petersburg, Virginia, Lieut. 469 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Two "Keys" and 47 Years

On September 14, 2014, the nation will pass a milestone anniversary. 200 years prior, Francis Scott Key penned “The Star-Spangled Banner” as a poem, which later, when adapted to music, would be come the United States of America’s national anthem. 794 more words