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2014 in Review: The Confederate Dead of Alsop Farm

The third-most-read post of 2014 was published on May 20 by Chris Mackowski as part of ECW’s sesquicentennial coverage of the battle of Harris Farm at Spotsylvania Court House. The Confederate Dead of Alsop Farm

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2014 in Review: Paving Over Civil War Memory

Our third-most-read post of 2014, published by Chris Mackowski on October 30, brought ill tidings for fans of preservationists. Paving Over Civil War Memory in the Sesquicentennial Season

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2014 in Review: Coffee in the Civil War

Coming in at number four on our list of most-read posts for 2014 is a Sept. 25, 2014, post by Ashley Webb, one of our newest regular contributors at ECW: Coffee in the Civil War

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Sign up for the 2015 Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

Just a reminder about the 2015 Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. This year’s theme: Civil War Legacies. $75/person early-bird rate for those who register by April 30. $95/person regular rate. Check out the Symposium page for more details, and … Continue reading

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2014 in Review: Hood on Hood

Sam Hood’s controversial biography of his ancestor, John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General, attracted a lot of attention in 2014. ECW ran a four-part series by Sam, starting on February 20, 2014, which gave … Continue reading

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2014 in Review: The Battle of Shepherdstown and the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

Published in two parts, guest-poster Kevin Pawlak’s examination of the battle of Shepherdstown and its implications first appeared on August 2, 2014. Part one of his series comes in on our list of most-read posts at number five. “The World Will Little … Continue reading

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2014 in Review: Eye of the Storm

Coming in at #6 on our list of most-read posts from 2014 is a post by Chris Mackowski from May 21, 2014, as part of our sesquicentennial coverage of the Overland Campaign. It was the 150th anniversary of one of … Continue reading

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2014 in Review: Hell Breaks Loose in Georgia

The seventh-most-read post of 2014 came from Lee White, stationed on the Kennesaw Line for the 150th anniversary. Lee’s post from June 27, 2014, recapped one of the most famous assaults of the Western Theater: The Kennesaw Line: Hell Breaks … Continue reading

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2014 in Review: General Grant and the Rewriting of History

The eighth-most-read post of 2014 was a review Chris Mackowski posted on January 22, 2014. The book, by Frank P. Varney, offered a behind-the-scenes look at the ways Ulysses S. Grant compiled and sometimes manipulated the historical record when he wrote … Continue reading

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2014 in Review: Acquiring Lee’s HQ

The Civil War Trust made big news in July when it announced plans to acquire General Lee’s Headquarters at Gettysburg. Emerging Civil War offered some exclusive coverage of the news, beginning on July 1: Civil War Trust to Acquire Lee’s … Continue reading

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