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"The General Result Was In Our Favor": The Army of Potomac's Victory at Antietam

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Kevin Pawlak

Fortunately, for the sake of debate, the outcome of Civil War battles is not as clear-cut as that of a football game, where one can look at the scoreboard at the end of the game and easily determine who won, who lost, or, in some cases, if the outcome was a draw. 2,542 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Happy Birthday, Stonewall Jackson

Today is Stonewall Jackson’s birthday—his 192nd. If he were here to witness all this Lee-Jackson hoopla, no doubt he’d say, “Wow, I’m really old.”

We’ve had quite the Lee-Jackson Lovefest this week here at ECW. 106 more words

Emerging Civil War

Robert E. Lee's 209th Birthday - An Annual Visit to Stratford Hall

Every year for the past 15 years on January 19, I find my way to Stratford Hall. As many of you know, January 19, 1807 was Robert E. 785 more words

Emerging Civil War

"The Particulars of Col. Sillers Death"

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Mike Block

It is often the sad duty of the officer in charge of a unit the burden of sending a note or letter home documenting the last moments of a soldiers life. 1,178 more words

Battles

The Winchester Photograph: Portrait of A General's Character

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle

There were only two photos of General “Stonewall” Jackson taken during the war. One photograph was made during April 1863, shortly before his final battle at Chancellorsville and shows the general in profile, looking quiet and stern. 1,486 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places