Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Bentonville Battlefield Gearing Up for 150th Anniversary

by ECW Correspondent Liam McGurl With the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Bentonville Battlefield approaching on March 21-22, the site is preparing for an expected 50,000 visitors over the weekend. According to North Carolina’s Department of Cultural Resources, Bentonville … Continue reading

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No Turning Back Takes Dunkerly to the Bitter End

By ECW Correspondant Patrick Tintle Dating back to the late 1990s, Robert M. Dunkerly has been infatuated with writing history. The historian began his career with a few history articles and then full-length books, but Dunkerly is not just a … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 9 March

This week will witness the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads, a battlefield that is truly off the beaten path. What is your favorite “off the beaten path” battlefield and why?

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Civil War Trust Preserving More of “The Most Fought Over Ground in America” at Brandy Station

By ECW Correspondent Liam McGurl After a major year in preservation, the Civil War Trust has offered Brandy Station Battlefield a new conservation opportunity. This project consists of the acquisition and preservation of 33 square acres of land at the … Continue reading

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This Just In: To the Bitter End!

Look what arrived on Bert Dunkerly’s doorstep this afternoon: hot-off-the-presses copies of his book To the Bitter End: Appomattox, Bennett Place, and the Surrenders of the Confederacy. Bert will be hitting the road in support of his new book, so … Continue reading

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Sherman’s Memoirs Inspire Davis’ “Calamity”

By ECW Correspondent Pat Tintle After sitting down to read the memoirs of Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman one year ago, Daniel T. Davis was sparked by the idea to write about the battles of Averasboro and Bentonville—two battles in … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 2 March

In the midst of the Sesquicentennial, which march was more important and why: Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s “March to the Sea” or his march through the Carolinas?

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Upcoming Presentations: March and April 2015

March: 3rd: Kristopher D. White, “The Beginning of the End: The Civil War in 1865″, Wheeling WV, http://www.ohiocountylibrary.org/uplads/xb_peoplesuniversitycivilwarend.pdf 7th: Kristopher D. White, Bert Dunkerly  “The Closing Stages of the Civil War,” Andrew Carnegie Civil War Symposium at the Andrew Carnegie Free … Continue reading

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The Many Historical Hats of Phillip S. Greenwalt

By ECW Correspondent Pat Tintle Phillip S. Greenwalt is no stranger to history. His love for the subject stems from nostalgia, when, as a child, his father would take him to Civil War battlefields and explain the historical impact the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: February 23

This week’s question comes from Chris Kolakowski: Throughout my career I have drawn great lessons and inspiration from historical personalities and events. From the Civil War, General Grant’s campaign against Vicksburg stands out for me in this regard. What Civil War … Continue reading

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