Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Question of the Week for April 14, 2014

At the outset of the spring 1864 campaigns, do you believe that the Confederacy still had a fighting chance to win the war, or do you believe victory was a forlorn hope?

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Question of the Week for April 7, 2014

Following his poor performances at Gettysburg and Bristoe Station, do you believe that Lee should have replaced A.P. Hill as Third Corps commander? If yes, who would you replace Hill with?

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April-May Presentations

April: 4th: Phill Greenwalt will be teaching for the Rappahannock Life Learning Institute, ”From the Rapidan to the James River, the Overland Campaign of 1864 between Lee and Grant.” (VA) 5th: Kristopher White, “The Dead Lay All About….” The Aftermath of Gettysburg, at the Carnegie Library … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for March 31, 2014

Do you believe that General Grant should have attached himself to the Army of the Potomac, in 1864, or would his skill-set have been better suited elsewhere?  

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Question of the Week for March 24, 2014

Major General George Meade is often the forgotten army commander. Throughout most of 1864-1865, he lived in Grant’s shadow. What are your thoughts on Meade as a combat leader? (Feel free to explore his brigade, division, or corps command, as … Continue reading

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The Aftermath of Battle

With so many irons in the fire here at Emerging Civil War, we’ve had to do some shuffling and make some adjustments. As part of those changes, we’re pleased to announce that Meg Thompson is taking over one of the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for March 17, 2014

Who do you think was a better division commander, A.P. Hill or Patrick Cleburne?

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ECW Symposium Speaker Lineup and Topics

We are excited to announce our speaker lineup and topics for the 1st Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium, August 15-17. The symposium will focus on “The War in 1864.” Lecturers and Tour Guides: Daniel T. Davis—”More Desperate Fighting Has Not … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for March 10, 2014

What is your favorite movie (or mini series) about the Civil War?

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Stevenson Ridge in the Washington Post

We’ve told you about our upcoming Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, August 15-17. If you’re looking for a little more info about Stevenson Ridge, check out the travel section of today’s Washington Post. It features a great story—including … Continue reading

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