Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

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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Question of the Week: February 9, 2015

This edition of Question of the Week comes from our very own Dan Welch: What do you think is the most significant military event of 1865 and why?

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Special Announcement: Speaker Series for Second Annual ECW Symposium

Last week, we announced our keynote speaker for the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium. Dana Shoaf will be presenting “Give Them the Cold Steel (or not): A Military and Cultural History of the Bayonet.” Today, we are pleased to announce … Continue reading

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In Memory of Harry Pfanz

The Civil War community lost a giant late last month. Harry Pfanz, former chief historian for Gettysburg National Military Park, passed away on January 27 after a long illness. He was 93. (Read his obituary in The Gettysburg Times.) Few … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Cartographer Hal Jespersen

By ECW Correspondent Jason Klaiber In 2003, Hal Jespersen stumbled upon Michael Shaara’s novel The Killer Angels. The book, which had won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975, tells a tale from the viewpoints of men belonging to the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Presentations: February-March 2015

February: 9th: Daniel T. Davis “Mistakes, Miscarriages and Hard Fighting: The Battle of Bentonville,” Rappahannock Valley Civil War Roundtable 12th: Daniel T. Davis “Mistakes, Miscarriages and Hard Fighting: The Battle of Bentonville,” Bull Run Civil War Roundtable 16th: Chris Mackowski, “Strike them a … Continue reading

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