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A Backstage Tour of the Atlanta Cyclorama (part four)

(part four of four) We’ve been touring this week the new Atlanta cyclorama building at the Atlanta History Center—a state-of-the-art complex built specifically to showcase The Battle of Atlanta, a painting that depicts the July 22, 1864, Confederate breakthrough during the battle of Atlanta and the Federal counterattack to stem the tide. Our guide has […]

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A Backstage Tour of the Atlanta Cyclorama (part three)

(part three of four) We continue today our behind-the-scenes tour of the Atlanta cyclorama at the Atlanta History Center’s Lloyd and Mary Ann Whitaker Cyclorama Building. Our guide is Dr. Gordon Jones, chief military historian and curator for the museum. In yesterday’s segment, he explained how the restoration of the painting got underway. “The next […]

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A Backstage Tour of the Atlanta Cyclorama (part two)

(part two of four) Back in June, I had the privilege to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the new cyclorama facility at the Atlanta History Center. This week, I’m glad to finally share my adventure with you. In yesterday’s segment, the museum’s senior military historian and curator, Dr. Gordon Jones, brought me inside the center […]

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A Backstage Tour of the Atlanta Cyclorama (part one)

(part one of four) While I had many great Civil War-related adventures in 2017, the highlight probably came in June when Dr. Gordon Jones, senior military historian and curator at the Atlanta History Center, treated me to a behind-the-scenes tour of their new Lloyd and Mary Ann Whitaker Cyclorama Building. The new facility, scheduled to […]

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Podcast Additional Resources: “The Atlanta Campaign”

It’s all about the Atlanta Campaign this morning… Did you catch Chris and Steve’s discussion about the campaign last week? (Just subscribe or access your NCO Level account via Patreon to hear the details.) Did you know that Steve Davis wrote the two Atlanta books for the ECW series? We’ve rounded up links for those […]

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2018 Year In Review: ECW Blog Series

It’s been another full year with wonderful articles on Emerging Civil War Blog. Take a moment to review the officially coordinated series and some of the multi-post articles featured this year! We’re grateful for all our authors’ contributions and the guest authors who have joined us to help create these series. Enjoy the look back […]

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Film

“The biggest event in our history belongs on the biggest canvas humans can devise.” — William C. Davis “The Civil War and the Confederacy in Cinema,” The Cause Lost *     *     * ECW Posts about Civil War Movies: The Conundrum of Missouri Guerrilla Flicks by Kristen Pawlak The Battle of New Market on […]

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The Battle of Atlanta Opens (the cyclorama, that is)

After a $35.8 million restoration project that spanned four years, the Atlanta History Center unveiled its Battle of Atlanta cyclorama late last month. In 2017, I had the privilege of getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the restoration project from the museum’s chief historian, Dr. Gordon Jones. You can read that four-part series starting here. If […]

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ECW Week in Review: 15-21 January

We’ve had another busy week here at ECW as we prepare for our site migration next week. While our authors continue to produce great content, there will not be any activity on the site next week so as not to interrupt the migration. You may click on the links below to read each post.

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