Monthly Archives: November 2012

Pick number four on my Top 10 List: Mr. Lincoln’s Camera Man: Mathew B. Brady by Roy Meredith.

The last time I visited my mother, I looked in vain for my father’s copy of Mathew Brady’s photographs. I know they were in a book with a blue cloth cover, and that my dad had it for as long … Continue reading

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To Fight Aloud is Very Brave

On the heels of Chris’s recent series on Civil War-related literature, we thought we’d pass along a link sent to us about a new book, To Fight Aloud is Very Brave by Faith Barrett. Barrett argues “a broad range of … Continue reading

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Thank You for 500

How appropriate that we wrap up the Thanksgiving weekend at the same time Emerging Civil War hits its 500th post. It gives us the perfect opportunity to say “Thank you” to you, our Constant Reader, for joining us as we’ve … Continue reading

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A historian’s stroll across Camp Allegheny

By Bethany Canfield Camp Allegheny rests inside the Monongahela National Forest (MNF) amidst the Potomac Highlands of Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Most visitors to the area are not aware of this resource, one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields.  … Continue reading

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The Union Gives Thanks–The Soldier’s and Sailor’s Thanksgiving of 1864–Part I

Nationally, America only celebrated two holidays in the mid-nineteenth century: July 4 and George Washington’s Birthday. This changed when, due to the tireless efforts of Sarah Josepha Hale, President Lincoln issued a proclamation declaring November 24, 1864 to be a day … Continue reading

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New Emerging Civil War book series debuts!

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with publisher Savas Beatie for the launch of a new book imprint, the Emerging Civil War Series. The Emerging Civil War Series offers compelling and easy-to-read overviews of some of the Civil … Continue reading

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Lincoln brilliantly captures the icon’s humanity

One of the things I’ve found most remarkable about the Civil War is the physical change that overcame President Lincoln during his time in office. The distinguished, thoughtful lawyer from Illinois who first arrived in Washington wasted away over four … Continue reading

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149 Years Ago…

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: The Present State of History

In a forward for the audiobook edition of his alternative-history novel Gettysburg, Newt Gingrich contends, “The profession of history today has been divided into specializations without life and postmodernism without joy or meaning, complete to the Orwellian rewriting of history … Continue reading

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Pick number three in my Top 10 List: A set of maps

The third book, or books, every Civil War buff needs on the bookshelf is a good set of maps. These are invaluable–nothing less. They give form to the function of a campaign or battle and, depending on your choices, can … Continue reading

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