Category Battles

Civil War’s Peninsula Campaign and Seven Days’ Battles

Here’s Professor Judkin Browning of Appalachian State University leading a class on  the Peninsula Campaign and the Seven Days’ Battles. This is a really good lecture, even getting into the daily calorie intake of soldiers and the effects of weather on logistics. The video’s description reads, “Professor Judkin Browning talked about the 1862 Civil War Peninsula […]

The Fatal Halt at Cedar Creek

Here’s Ranger Eric Campbell of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park speaking as part of the 2017 Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture Series. In this excellent presentation, he gives us the story of the Battle of Cedar Creek and focuses on the so-called “Fatal Halt,” where Jubal Early, according to John […]

Union General Lew Wallace’s Monocacy Defense

This is Ryan Quint at the 2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium giving a presentation on the Battle of Monocacy. The video’s description reads, ” Ryan Quint, author of Determined to Stand and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864, talked about Union General Lew Wallace’s Monocacy defense. This talk was a part of a symposium on the ‘Great […]

Battle of Chickamauga and Horseshoe Ridge Defense

Here’s Dave Powell at the 2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium speaking on the Battle of Chickamauga and Horseshoe Ridge. The video’s description reads, “David Powell, author of The Chickamauga Campaign – Glory or the Grave: The Breakthrough, the Union Collapse, and the Defense of Horseshoe Ridge, September 20, 1863, talked about Battle of Chickamauga and Horseshoe […]

Army of The Cumberland’s Defense at Stones River

Here’s Chris Kolakowski of the Emerging Civil War Blog giving a presentation at the 2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium on the Army of the Cumberland at the Battle of Stones River. The video’s description reads, “Chris Kolakowski, author of The Stones River and Tullahoma Campaigns: This Army Does Not Retreat, talked about the Army of the […]

General Stonewall Jackson’s Stand at Second Manassas

Here’s Dan Welch at the 2017 Emerging Civil War symposium talking about Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson at Second Bull Run, aka Second Manassas. The video’s description reads, “Dan Welch, co-author of The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign, 1863, talked about General Stonewall Jackson’s stand at the Battle of Second Manassas. This talk was a […]

153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Cool Spring

Yesterday, July 15, 2017, I was back in the Old Dominion, always a great thing, to attend the commemoration of the 153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Cool Spring. You’re forgiven if you’ve never heard of this battle. It doesn’t always get brought up in discussions of the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign, and usually if […]