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Games Soldiers Play: Chuck-a-luck

Last year at Brownell Middle School we had a combined Math-Science Expo sort of thing instead of a traditional Science Fair. Like everyone in the education business, we were trying to find a sweet spot for a combination of Common Core, STEAM, and parents. 783 more words

Emerging Civil War

Book Review: Confederate Courage on Other Fields: Overlooked Episodes of Leadership, Cruelty, Character, and Kindness

This latest offering from Savas Beatie is a reissue of Mark J. Crawford’s Confederate Courage on Other Fields: Overlooked Episodes of Leadership, Cruelty, Character, and  587 more words

Battles

Stanley Matthews: Lawyer in Blue

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Eric Sterner

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. may be the most famous lawyer to serve in the Civil War, but he wasn’t the only Associate Justice of the Supreme Court to wear the blue and fight for Union. 1,193 more words

Leadership--Federal

Question of the Week: 7/31-8/6/17

This coming weekend is Emerging Civil War’s 4th Annual Symposium at Stevenson’s Ridge. On Sunday, we’ll be touring Brandy Station Battlefield.

Who’s your favorite officer or common soldier at the Battle of Brandy Station? Why?

Battles

McKinley's Ride

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Eric Sterner

Quartermasters don’t usually have their stories spread nationally or warrant monuments, but William McKinley, 25th President of the Unites States, has one at Antietam. 1,594 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Everything Old is New Again

I could be making bonnets. I could be applying for moar jobz. I could be finishing the soup that’s on the stove. But instead, I’m annoyed by a museum’s social media posting. 416 more words

Living History

Revisiting Maj. William Wells at Gettysburg

Several years ago, I posted a picture of the William Wells monument at Gettysburg. When going back through some of the pictures I took last week while I was there for the anniversary, I came across another one that I think is worth sharing, along with his story. 379 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places