Monthly Archives: January 2013

Review: Wilderness by Lance Weller

No Civil War battlefield offers a writer more metaphoric possibility than the Wilderness. Not only was the Wilderness a virtually impenetrable second-growth forest—“the dark, close wood” and “one of the waste places of nature,” as soldiers called it—but the very … Continue reading

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Winter at White Oak Church

Between the ill-fated campaigns of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, the Union Army of the Potomac spent the winter months of 1862-1863 encamped across the whole of Stafford County, Virginia. There are countless landmarks noted in the diaries, memories and letters of … Continue reading

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Joseph Hooker: The Administrator

Over the weekend, the 150th anniversary of Joseph Hooker’s appointment of command of the Army of the Potomac passed. The mere mention of Joseph Hooker in relation to the American Civil War quickly conjures up the Battle of Chancellorsville and … Continue reading

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Specimen Days (The Inauguration) by Walt Whitman

  March 4th.–The President very quietly rode down to the Capitol in his own carriage, by himself, on a sharp trot, about noon, either because he wish’d to be on hand to sign bills, or to get rid of marching … Continue reading

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Snow Covered Yet Not Forgotten

During the recent Christmas holiday I had the chance to stop by Antietam National Battlefield on the way to visit family. I have been to Antietam numerous times, but never have I had the chance to see it snow-covered. The … Continue reading

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Home from the Dark Continent

I hope the New Year has been treating our Emerging Civil War readers well. I just wanted to apologize for being out of touch for so long: I’ve been in Uganda since the start of the New Year and just … Continue reading

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Pick #7 in the Top Ten: Your Choice of a Diary, Journal, Or Collection of Letters, by a real enlisted soldier, Yank or Reb

Every bookshelf should contain some sort of diary or collection of letters, memoirs, etc. from one person who served in the Civil War. I would recommend a volume written by a common soldier rather than a commanding officer, so this … Continue reading

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Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

We are happy to announce that three of our authors will be speaking at the Second Annual Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Daniel Davis, Chris Mackowski, and Kristopher White will participate in this symposium marking the 150th Anniversary of … Continue reading

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Chancellorsville: May 17-19, 2013

We at Emerging Civil War are proud to announce that two of our authors are part of this spring’s Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours. Join authors Chris Mackowski and Kristopher White, along with noted historians Robert K. Krick, Ed Bearss, Frank O’Reilly, and more, … Continue reading

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The 23rd USCT Honors America’s Veterans

On November 10, 2012, the 23rd Regiment United States Colored Troops celebrated veterans in the Fredericksburg area of Virginia.  This was our first Veterans Day program and it was held at the John J. Wright Museum in Fredericksburg. During this … Continue reading

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