Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Preservation of the Franklin Battlefield

From ECW Correspondent Jason Klaiber Over the last ten years, the Civil War Trust has worked tirelessly to reclaim the once-lost Franklin battlefield in central Tennessee, where Confederates attacked Union forces on November 30, 1864. The attack ignited horrific, close-quarters … Continue reading

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Symposium Preview: Dan Davis and the Legacy of Sherman

by ECW Correspondent Liam McGurl Daniel T. Davis, author of Calamity in Carolina, is ready to bring a fresh perspective to a controversial commander for the 2015 Emerging Civil War symposium. Davis, the chief historian for Emerging Civil War, has … Continue reading

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Forrest’s Farewell

Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest issued a farewell message to his cavalrymen, concentrated in Gainesville, Alabama, 150 years ago today: By an agreement made between Liet.-Gen. Taylor, commanding the Department of Alabama. Mississippi, and East Louisiana, and Major-Gen. Canby, commanding … Continue reading

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Symposium Preview: Emmanuel Dabney and the Legacy of the Freedmen’s Bureau

by ECW Correspondent Liam McGurl Emmanuel Dabney is gearing up to take on the 2015 Emerging Civil War Symposium, and he has one thing on his mind: legacies. Not just the legacy of the Civil War, though—personal legacies, as well. … Continue reading

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Donate to CVBT to Help Preserve Central Virginia’s Battlefields on “Community Give” Day

If you’re interested in supporting battlefield preservation in the Fredericksburg area, today is “Community Give” day. You can make a donation to our friends at the Central Virginia Battlefield Trust (CVBT): https://thecommunitygive.org//#npo/central-virginia-battlefields-trust CVBT has done some wonderful work preserving battlefield … Continue reading

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A Mad, Irregular Book: Dave Powell and the Battle of Chickamauga

By ECW Correspondent Patrick Tintle With his new book The Chickamauga Campaign: A Mad Irregular Battle: From the Crossing of the Tennessee River Through the Second Day, August 22-September 19, 1863, historian David Powell has gone from creating board games … Continue reading

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Millard Fillmore’s Position on Slavery Still Causing Controversy in His Hometown

by ECW Correspondent Liam McGurl The Fugitive Slave Act is still causing a stir 165 years after it was passed—at least in Buffalo, NY. It is likely that anyone who has been to the city has noticed a commonality among … Continue reading

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Upcoming Presentations: May and June

May: 9th: Kristopher D. White, “Lee’s Greatest Victory, Lee’s Greatest Defeat-The Battle of Chancellorsville,” at the Carnegie Library, Carnegie, PA; 1:00 p.m. 15th: Dan Welch, “Beyond the Sobriquet: The Men of the Iron Brigade,” Chambersburg Civil War Seminars and Tours … Continue reading

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Symposium Preview: Meg Thompson and “The Legacy of Caring”

By ECW Correspondent Liam McGurl Emerging Civil War will hold its second symposium August 7-9 at Stevenson Ridge.  In honor of the event, six guest speakers are scheduled to address topics relating to this year’s theme, “Civil War Legacies.” One … Continue reading

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Symposium Schedule of Events

Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge “Civil War Legacies” Schedule of Events: Friday August 7: 6 PM: -Registration -Welcome reception with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar -Author Book Signings 7-8:30 PM: -Author/Speaker Roundtable Discussion Emceed by Chris … Continue reading

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