ECW Week in Review Nov. 26-Dec. 3

We had two major announcements this past week as the calendar turned to December. The first book in a new series has been released, and changes are coming to the Emerging Civil War site. You may click on the links below to read each post.

On Wednesday, we received confirmation from our friends at Southern Illinois University Press that our first volume, Turning Points of the American Civil War in the “Engaging the Civil War Series” is now available. To promote the release, many of our authors and guest authors have offered their thoughts on these pivotal moments, including Doug Crenshaw, Chris Mackowski, Sean Chick, Dave Powell, and Dan Vermilya. Keep checking back to the site in the coming days as we will have more great content related to Turning Points.

A Digital Short by Chief Historian Chris Kolakowski tied into the Turning Points Discussion: “The Union’s Great Crisis: The Fall of 1862.”

This past Friday, we announced an upcoming site migration which is scheduled to take place in the middle of next month. Like Turning Points, additional information regarding this venture will be available in the coming weeks.

C-SPAN 3 continued their coverage of the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium. Remember, time is running out on being able to purchase tickets for the Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at the Early Bird Rate. You may click here to purchase tickets.

Chris Mackowski discussed a trip to the Franklin battlefield and Mine Run.

Dan Davis continued his series on the operations of Wade Hampton in the early winter of 1862. You may catch up on the entire series here.

Edward Alexander revisited the famous Five Forks shad bake.

Meg Groeling wrote about a recent experience on sourcing.


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