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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

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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


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

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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


1st Massachusetts Cavalry Monument at Aldie

Last week, I had an opportunity to stop at the Aldie battlefield in Loudoun County, Virginia. Fought on June 17, 1863, it was the first of three clashes in the Loudoun Valley as Union cavalry under Maj. 112 more words


Question of the Week: 9/12-9/18/16

Who is the least-known general officer in the Civil War who had the biggest impact on a victory or loss?

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Longstreet goes West, part four: Discord

In the immediate aftermath of Chickamauga Bragg and his generals were all gripped by a measure of collective uncertainty. Early on, it seemed as if Rosecrans might just abandon Chattanooga, falling back to his railhead at Stevenson Alabama, on the north bank of the Tennessee River. 1,464 more words

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