Monthly Archives: September 2012

We Would Like to Hear from You!

As you may already be aware, our authors write to their current research, likes/dislikes and the timing of the year. With this said, we would love to hear what interests you as a reader. What battles, leaders, topics fire your … Continue reading

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Site Update

We all wanted to keep everyone in the loop. We have been working hard on some great new research, as well as some upcoming posts. As the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg approaches, our authors have been putting … Continue reading

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Question of the Week #1

This week starts a new feature at Emerging Civil War. A Question of the Week will be posted every Monday. Questions will vary week to week, topic to topic. Please feel free to post your thoughts, comments and responses. Through … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s most inelegant writing—and most important

One-hundred and fifty years ago today, President Abraham Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. It would go into full effect on January 1, 1863. While Lincoln’s intent was unmistakably noble—and incredibly politically shrewd—the words of the Proclamation appear to be … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

I recently came across a quote from a Veteran of the Indian Wars. I think it fits appropriately into this week on the blog of observing the 150th Anniversary of Antietam. The quote is original; I have not attempted to … Continue reading

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The Fallen Generals of Antietam

On September 17, 1862, outside the town of Sharpsburg, Maryland, and along the banks of Antietam Creek, Union and Confederate soldiers fought, bled, and died. That early autumn day is still the bloodiest single day—with 23,000 Americans as casualties—in American … Continue reading

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Antietam—Phase Three: The Lower Bridge

The Lower Bridge

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Antietam—Phase Two: The Sunken Road

The Sunken Road

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Antietam—Phase One: Dunker Church

The Dunker Church

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Antietam—Phase One: The Cornfield

The Cornfield

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