Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Question of the Week for June 23, 2014

We’ve heard historians at Petersburg refer to their battlefield as “the red-headed stepchild” of the Virginia battlefield parks. The story they tell doesn’t get the attention other battles and campaigns do. Or does it? What do you think: does Petersburg get … Continue reading

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Emerging Civil War Symposium Lecture and Tour Schedule

First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge August 15-17, 2014 “The Civil War in 1864” Presenters and Tour Guides Click here to register for the event. August 16—Morning Session 9 AM: Daniel T. Davis More Desperate Fighting Has … Continue reading

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Saving Jericho Mills at the North Anna River

Some great news from our friends at the Civil War Trust: They announced this week a major initiative to preserve more than 600 acres of the North Anna battlefield. “This is one of the largest parcels of historic battlefield land we have … Continue reading

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Our 1000th Post!

We reach a milestone of sorts today at Emerging Civil War: This is our 1000th post!

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Controversial Hood Biography Garners Plaudits

Last spring, ECW offered a series of guest posts by author Stephen M. “Sam” Hood, a descendent of Confederate Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood. Sam recently received some good news: his book, John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of … Continue reading

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June-August Presentations

June: 17th: Chris Mackowski, “We Must Strike them a Blow: Showdown at the North Anna River,” at the Outer Banks (NC) Civil War Roundtable 19th: Daniel T. Davis and Phillip Greenwalt Cold Harbor lecture and book signing event at the Fredericksburg Area Museum … Continue reading

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Turning Lee’s Flank

(Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park Collection.)

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An Excerpt from “No Turning Back”

Today, to follow part of the Federal march south, we’re pleased to bring you excerpts from No Turning Back: A Guide to the 1864 Overland Campaign by Robert M. Dunkerly, Donald C. Pfanz, and David R. Ruth. Stop 26: The … Continue reading

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Follow the Overland Campaign with the Emerging Civil War Series

Follow the Overland Campaign with the Emerging Civil War Book Series, from Savas Beatie, LLC. No Turning Back: A Guide to the 1864 Overland Campaign, from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor, May 4-June 13, 1864 By: Robert M. Dunkerly, Donald … Continue reading

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The Cartographer and the Pfanz

If you’ve picked up any of the titles in the Emerging Civil War Series, you know what fantastic maps they have. The maps are courtesy of cartographer Hal Jespersen, who was in Fredericksburg this week to visit some of the … Continue reading

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