Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

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, 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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In Defense of Preservation

A misguided column appeared in today’s Fredericksburg, Virginia, Free Lance-Star that gives preservation-minded folks reason to pause. Columnist Donnie Johnston denounced battlefield preservation as an nothing more than an effort to strip landowners of their rights in the name of “glorifying … Continue reading

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Question of the Week-16 February 2015

This edition of Question of the Week comes from our own Dan Welch: Was there a defining or pivotal political moment in 1865 or was the end of slavery and the restoration of the Union inevitable by then?

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Special Announcement: Final Details on 2015 Emerging Civil War Symposium

We are pleased to announce that the preliminary details of the 2015 Emerging Civil War Symposium have been finalized! From August 7 – 9, 2015, the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium will be held at Stevenson Ridge. The price for admission … Continue reading

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Landscape Restoration in Fredericksburg: The New View is “Phenomenal”

by ECW Correspondent Liam McGurl Over the past few months, parts of the Fredericksburg battlefield have seen a real change in scenery. These changes include landscape restoration surrounding Chatham, the park headquarters, and the Richardson House, which sat atop Marye’s … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Memory

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest authors Drew and Kate Gruber. “There appears to be a romantic desire urging the South Carolinians to have possession of this work, which was so nobly defended by their ancestors in 1776…” wrote … Continue reading

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CAMPers Making Progress in Memorial Preservation

From historian Mark Dunkelman, we receive news that “there have been noteworthy and positive recent developments in the fight to save the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building in Little Valley (NY).” Back in the fall, ECW’s Chris Mackowski wrote … Continue reading

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