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War Is Hell (Even When It's Not a Battle)

The tragedy that happened in Las Vegas last Sunday was terrible and possibly avoidable. How one psycho can premeditate such carnage is beyond my comprehension. The Vegas Strip suddenly became a war zone, changing hundreds of lives forever. 348 more words

The Seasonal Dilemma

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Michael Aubrecht

One of the more commonly overlooked challenges of Civil War battlefield interpretation is what I like to call “the seasonal dilemma.” This is the act of touring battlefields at a time of year that is vastly different than that of the actual engagement. 809 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

John Adams Elder: Fredericksburg's Civil War Artist

Emerging Civil War welcomes back Michael Aubrecht

Standing amid the soldiers’ and civilians’ graves in the Confederate Cemetery on Washington Avenue is a simple, elegant marker with the name “Elder” etched across its face. 978 more words

Emerging Civil War

Civil War Ballads: The Fighting 69th

This song is dedicated to the Union Irish Brigade, which consisted of the 63rd New York Infantry, 69th New York Infantry, 28th Massachusetts Infantry, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry, and 88th New York Infantry regiments. 527 more words


Played by Jeff Daniels in the Movie

Curled up with the Battle of Fredericksburg (the first one)

while nursing cold coffee

on a warm bed one early afternoon in April


of the predawn darkness… 436 more words


Gods and Generals

… or four and a half hours of my life I won’t get back.

The impetus for watching this film was actually inspired by St. Patrick’s Day. 2,180 more words

Union Balloon Corps: Part 3

(Part 1 and Part 2 are available for reference.)

The Union Balloon Corps received little recognition for its successes, and many in the military Sevens Days Battles considered them nothing more than entertainment. 427 more words