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Sutlers of Note: Creative Cockades

Our tax lady looked twice at a stack of receipts from Heather and asked the obvious questions, “What exactly is a cockade, and why are they a tax deduction?” I laughed and thought about it for a while. 917 more words

Memory

Question of the Week: 4/10-4/16/17

In your opinion, who was the best battlefield commander at the Battle of Shiloh? Why?

Battles

Civil War Echoes: The Fall of Bataan

Today 75 years ago, Major General Edward P. King surrendered 76,000 American and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines. This is far and away the largest capitulation in American military history. 73 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

On Location: The Wounding of Joe Johnston

Back in January, ECW contributor Doug Crenshaw did some research for us on the location of Joe Johnston’s wounding at the battle of Seven Pines. While visiting the Richmond-area battlefields with him earlier this month, we decided to go On Location at Seven Pines to take a closer look at the spot. 157 more words

Battles

Question of the Week: 3/13-3/19/17

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up this week, we thought it’d be a good time to ask…

Do you have a favorite Irish-American regiment, commander, or soldier from the Civil War?

Personalities

Robert E. Lee and John B. Hood: A Complicated Relationship

Robert E. Lee didn’t want John Bell Hood promoted to command a Confederate army, but once Hood had been, Lee didn’t want him to fail. Possible evidence hinges on a little-known command decision made by Lee and the War Department in July 1864. 1,297 more words

Leadership--Confederate

Confederate Generals and Racial Moderation

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Chick

When I volunteer at the Historic New Orleans Collection, I naturally prefer the room dealing with the Civil War and Reconstruction (a close second is the Battle of New Orleans followed by the French colonial room). 1,402 more words

Memory