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In Memory of Stonewall's Mother

On this date in 1831, seven-year-old Thomas Jonathan Jackson lost his mother.

Julia (Jackson) Woodson was thirty-three years old and had suffered for yours from a pulmonary ailment that turned out to be tuberculosis. 343 more words

Leadership--Confederate

“General Magruder, why did you attack?”

Today, we’re pleased to welcome guest author Doug Crenshaw. Doug, a volunteer with Richmond National Battlefield, is at work on books for the Emerging Civil War Series about the Peninsula Campaign and the Seven Days’ Battles. 1,256 more words

Battles

Shenandoah Valley Campaigns and The Importance of Luck

Part One

With the month of October behind us, I think back on the topic of my first co-publication, Bloody Autumn, the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864. 711 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

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

“Victories are not always measured by comparative losses. It is the effect on the enemy’s plans and future strategy which is the ultimate criterion.” (Major General S. 17 more words

Emerging Civil War

September 13, 1862: A Foreshadowing of J.E.B. Stuart’s Gettysburg Failure?

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome guest author Alexander B. Rossino

Major General James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart has been justly criticized for his role in allowing the fateful clash at Gettysburg to occur when neither General Robert E. 1,512 more words

Battles

Longstreet goes West, part Six: Midnight Madness

October of 1863 was a lean month for the Union Army of the Cumberland, trapped in Chattanooga. Joe Wheeler’s Rebel cavalry kicked off the month by destroying a Union supply train of nearly 800 wagons on Walden Ridge. 2,183 more words

Emerging Civil War

Jackson House's Michael Anne Lynn to Retire

We were surprised to learn recently that Michael Anne Lynn, director of the Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington, Virginia, will be retiring at the end of this month. 420 more words

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