Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Civil War Williamsburg

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Drew Gruber. It comes as no surprise that Williamsburg’s Civil War history has been on the backburnersince the battle that bears its name was fought in 1862. Few picture the iconic blue … Continue reading

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Queen of Delphine, Part II

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Dwight Hughes. New Year’s Day continued clear and balmy; all sails were set with just enough breeze to fill them, the first really fine weather they had experienced since entering the … Continue reading

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Queen of the Delphine, Part I

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Dwight Hughes. A chance encounter in the Indian Ocean—about as far from familiar battlefields as it is possible to be—illustrates the discomforts of conflict not only between Yanks and Rebels, but … Continue reading

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Announcing Revolutionary War Wednesdays!

  History can resemble the peeling of an onion. There are multiple layers, each one resting on top of each other and, when peeled back, can provoke an emotion—anger, happiness, empathy, or a score of others. Like an onion, that … Continue reading

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Special Announcement: Keynote Speaker for Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium

We are pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker for the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium, Dana B. Shoaf. As the Symposium will focus on Civil War Legacies, Dana will present Give Them the Cold Steel (or not): A Military … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Confederate Little Sister

The Civil War is often remembered as “brother versus brother,” but for Abraham Lincoln, it was brothers-in-law versus brothers-in-law—and a slew of other in-laws, too. Historian Stuart W. Sanders has published a new book that looks at one of Lincoln’s … Continue reading

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Emerging Civil War Welcomes Dan Welch

Emerging Civil War is pleased to announce the addition of Daniel Welch to our line-up of regular contributors. You’ve probably been following Dan’s posts on the letters of surgeon William Child, writing home during the last months of 1864 and … Continue reading

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DATE CHANGE: Emerging Civil War Symposium 2015

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Emerging Civil War has had to change the date of our 2015 symposium. Please mark your calendar: The Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge will be held August 7-9, 2015. Our keynote … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: January 19, 2015

This week’s question actually comes from ECW’s business officer, Jennifer Mackowski. Pondering some of the discussions and controversies that have swirled around Virginia this past weekend in relation to Lee-Jackson Day and Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, she asks: What … Continue reading

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Question of the Week—January 12, 2015

This week’s question of the week comes from ECW reader Dwight Hughes: I have a question for you experts: Everyone talks about Jackson’s brilliance at Chancellorsville. What about Second Manassas? The flanking movement at Chancellorsville was excellently conceived and executed, … Continue reading

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